Nutrition

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If you eat a rainbow every day, it will be like finding the pot of gold at the end.

Did you know that we all should be eating between 9 and 13 servings of fruits and veggies each every day? By eating fruits and vegetables of a variety of different colors, one can get the best all-around health benefits. Each different color fruit and vegetables contains unique health components that are essential to our health.

Fruits and vegetables are very important ...

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Stroke – Time is of the Essence

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A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain begins to die. The part of the body controlled by the damaged area of the brain can’t work properly. Brain damage can occur within minutes so it is important to know the symptoms of stroke and to act FAST. The American Heart Assoc. reports that 795,000 people will suffer a new or recurrent stroke each ...

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Hands Only CPR

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All Americans should learn lifesaving hands only CPR.

  • Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Everyone should know how to perform CPR in an emergency.
  • Immediate, effective CPR could more than double a victim’s chance of survival.

When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately less than 1/3 of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work, or in a public ...

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Osteoporosis

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I remember walking to and from school and playing “if you step on a crack you’ll break your Mother’s back.”  What do you know about osteoporosis?  Osteoporosis or “porous bone” is a disease of the skeletal system characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue.  Osteoporosis leads to an increased risk of bone fractures typically in the wrist, hip and spine.  We must have thought that all of our Mothers had osteoporosis.

There are some risk factors that may ...

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Flu Season

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It’s that time of year again.  Here are some reminders for you.

Flu symptoms are upper respiratory in nature: cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.  Some flues may cause a fever. Viruses cause the flu.  The seasonal flu viruses actually change from year to year which is why there is a recommendation to get the vaccination every year.

Some folks get the “stomach bug” which will present with diarrhea, cramping – you know the ...

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