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Importance of Regular Check Ups for Men’s Health

Submitted by Eugene Isaac, PA-C, MS

A close family member recently experienced a hemorrhagic stroke as a result of uncontrolled blood pressure. He was 42 years young and had no idea he had any health issues. Now he and his family are faced with months to years of demanding rehabilitation and recovery. Despite these tremendous...
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Flu Season: Protect Yourself and Your Family

Submitted by Megan Williams, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

It’s Fall, which means time to think about protecting yourself and your family from the flu. Most people with the flu experience a mild illness and don’t need medical care. However, for some, it not only can lead to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia, but it can be life-threatening...
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Can Oil Pulling Improve Your Dental Health?

Submitted by Cheyenne Luzader, MS, Coordinator of Integrative Health, Beebe Healthcare

Recently I went for my regular check-up with my dentist of many years. He said he had never seen my gums look so pink and healthy. Since gum disease is a concern in aging, I was delighted with his comment. I told him the only difference was that I had been practicing oil pulling – a practice I had...
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Foods to Pack for the Beach or Pool

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Summer and swimming make many of us hungry. The aromas from the boardwalk or concession stand can also stimulate one’s appetite. Although it is fun and convenient to buy food at the beach or pool it can be expensive. With some planning packing some healthy snacks or lunch the night before can save...
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August is Family Fun Month

Submitted by Stacey G. Fox, MD FAAP

August is National Family Fun Month, here are some ideas of free or low-cost activities brought to you from Beacon Pediatrics and Beebe Healthcare to keep your family healthy, safe, and active for the next 31 days! First of all, some of the most popular places to have fun as a family are our famous...
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Triglycerides & Your Health

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Triglycerides are a type of fat that accounts for about 95 per cent of all dietary fats. Both animal and vegetable fats contain triglycerides. Once digested, triglycerides circulate in the bloodstream to be used as energy by our cells. Any excess triglycerides are stored as body fat to fuel the...
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Lean Into Love – Coping as a Caregiver

Submitted by Nataliya Melnyk, MD

You probably didn’t see it coming and had no way to prepare, but here you are – someone you love has received a diagnosis that rocks your world. Your role has shifted; life has changed. You are the caregiver, the one responsible for maintaining daily physical needs and navigating the heavy...
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How Sleep, Or Lack Of It, Affects Our Health

Submitted by Vikas Batra, MD

Having a good night sleep is very important. If you are not sleeping well, or are not rested in the morning, seek help. You may have a sleep disorder that can be treated. Treatment of sleep disorders may help you manage your chronic diseases better, and may improve your health and longevity. About...
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How Salt Affects Our Health

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

The words “salt” and “sodium” are often used interchangeably, but have different definitions. Salt, or sodium chloride, is a crystal-like compound found in nature and is used to preserve and flavor food. Sodium is a chemical element found in salt and is a mineral. Sodium is an essential nutrient...
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Stay Hydrated While Exercising in the Summer Heat

Submitted by Andrew Clements, PTA, CPT

With summer and increased air temperature days approaching, it is important to learn how to safely exercise and be active outdoors. Common strategies include: Better choices for what to wear, exercise intensity consciousness and timing, and having water or hydration fluids readily available...
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