Never ignore the early signs of skin cancer

Generation after generation have always loved to lay in the sun. Did you ever slather n the baby oil and lay in the sun only to end up red, burned, and peeling? Skin cancer is a condition where cancer cells arise from a person’s skin. This is due to the development of abnormal skin cells. …

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Hand Washing for Health

No matter the time of year we are always susceptible to colds and flu. When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone who is sick Before and after treating a cut or wound After using the toilet After changing diapers or cleaning …

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Healthy Brain Foods

The foods we eat play an important role in keeping our brain healthy and can improve specific memory and cognitive function. What is your go to superfood? Dark, leafy greens. Following a diet that consists mostly of leafy greens can slow cognitive decline in aging adults with Alzheimer’s and can even reduce one’s chance of …

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Stress Warning Signs

Stress can affect your well-being in general and can also lead to a number of emotional and physical disorders such as depression, anxiety, and hypertension. The first step in addressing your stress is recognizing it. Here are a few common warning signs to look out for: Frequent headaches Teeth grinding Upset stomach Dry mouth Chest …

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Tips for Beating the Heat

Winter is finally over and as we head into spring and summer there are precautions we can take to avoid heat exhaustion. Water – Drink plenty! It is our best defense against dehydration and becoming overheated. Clothing – Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothing. Wear UV protection clothing. Meals – Small meals lesson a heavy …

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Monthn and provides a great opportunity to speak up avout this condition. PD affects millions of people around the globe. However, speaking up is exactly what many Parkinson’s patients struggle with. Nearly 90% of people with Parkinson’s experience speech problems such as a soft or breathy voice, monotone, hoarseness, and …

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Flu Season Extended

Seems as though the flu has decided to hang around for awhile. Do you know how to help prevent yourself from the flu? Get a flu vaccineIt is recommended that you receive the flu vaccine annually. By receiving the vaccine you can help reduce the possibility of getting the flu, or if you do get …

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Therapy in Art

Creating art, whether it’s with paint, pencils, wood, or another material can be a fun and rewarding activity. Relieves stress: Participating in art activities can be soothing and relaxing. Focusing on a project often boosts positive feelings and has been shown to lower anxiety and depression. Increases cognitive skills: From selecting materials to choosing a …

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Winter Nosebleeds

If you have constant nosebleeds or find them hard to stop once they start, see a doctor to rule out a different cause such as high blood pressure. In parts of the country where wintertime means alternately braving frigid winds and then huddling inside for warmth, nosebleeds are a common seasonal annoyance. Dry winter air …

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