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flu prevention tips

Top 5 Ways to Prevent the Flu

Flu season is here. Every year Americans miss almost 111 million workdays because of the flu. Approximately 5-10% of the population will get the flu this year. Here are the top five ways to prevent the flu and stay healthy: 1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick Staying away from people who are…

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lower your risk of breast cancer

Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women with one in eight women diagnosed during their lifetime. Many cancers, including breast cancer, are caused by lifestyle factors, not necessarily genetics. Although there are risk factors that you cannot control, it is possible to lower your risk with lifestyle…

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manage your parents health

Top 5 Ways to Manage Your Parent’s Health

Caring for a parent or elderly loved one can be difficult. The reversal in the parent-child relationship is complicated. Difficult decisions, emotions, and stress can be challenging for all people involved. Here are some tips and advice for finding the balance in being a caretaker to a parent or elderly loved one. 1. Don’t be afraid…

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medical concerns for elderly parents

Five Common Medical Concerns You Can Watch For In Your Elderly Parents

It can be difficult to watch your parents or loved ones have medical issues as they get older. As people age, they face different risks and medical concerns. It can be unclear what to look for and how to help. This is why we’ve listed the top five concerns you can watch for in your…

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weight gain and cancer risk

The Link Between Weight Gain and Cancer

Several studies are finding a link between weight gain and an increased risk of developing cancer. Organizations, such as the World Cancer Research Fund, estimate that around “20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition” (American Cancer Society). Additionally, the GLOBOCAN project…

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men's primary care physician

Why It’s Important For Men to Regularly Visit the Doctor

Women live, on average, four to seven years longer than men. New research, however, is uncovering a unique reason for that age gap: men visit doctors less than women. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that “men are 80 percent less likely than women to use a regular source…

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adult ADHD symptoms

Top 5 Signs of Adult ADHD

Nearly 10.5 million adults in the U.S. have ADHD. Thankfully, there are treatments available for adults who have ADHD. Working with your doctor, you can develop a plan that will allow you to live normally. Often, taking a stimulant and seeking therapy can help you manage your symptoms. Here are the top 5 signs of…

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Health Screening for Women Ages 50 – 65+

Health Screening for Women Ages 50 – 65+

In additional to the health screenings listed here for women ages 40 – 49, the following is also recommended for women ages 50 – 65+: Colon Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, living a healthy lifestyle and getting regular screenings are your best defense again colon cancer. If you have a family history of…

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Ways to Prevent Inflammation

Top 5 ways to Prevent Inflammation

There are several forms of inflammation that occur in our bodies. While acute inflammation can help injuries heal, chronic inflammation can have a negative impact on your health. Chronic inflammation has been associated with heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Studies suggest that your diet may play a role in increasing inflammation. Here are five…

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