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Breast Cancer Month: More than Awareness

Submitted by Carmen Pisc, MD, Medical Oncologist at Tunnell Cancer Center

Everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way. We’ve known someone, we’ve loved someone, or we’ve been someone who has fought this disease, but what now? Can we purchase enough pink to fund the research for a cure? We can try, but we also need more than awareness—we need action. So, let’s...
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Are You at Risk for AFib?

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib for short) is a little known electrical problem of the heart that isn’t easy to pronounce. But the racing and fluttering in the heart that are its symptoms can be warning signs of heart failure, or of a pending heart attack or stroke. Beebe Healthcare joins the Heart...
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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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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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