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Summer Health

What Do Our Moles Tell Us?

Submitted by Melissa Taylor, NP-C

Most of us have them - those dark brown, pink or skin colored spots that can be found anywhere on our body. During Melanoma Awareness Month, take some time to check your moles and get to know more about them. Moles or nevi that are present at birth or appear during the first three months are called...
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Stay Hydrated: Avoid the Emergency Room

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD

Summer heat, too much alcohol, too much time in the sun, and not drinking enough water can be a dangerous combination. Even if you aren’t consuming alcohol, many people end up in the emergency room each year due to dehydration. Older adults and children are most susceptible to dehydration as...
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Prevent Common Summer Injuries

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD

When you think of summer, you may think of fun times on the beach, out on a boat, or barbecuing in the backyard. However, each summer, common injuries send countless numbers of residents and visitors to Beebe’s Emergency Department. Here are some tips to help you avoid the emergency room this...
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Tips to Prevent Shoulder Injuries this Summer

Submitted by Gita Pillai, MD

As the weather gets warmer, thoughts turn to getting outside and playing. Whether that is kayaking, swimming, pickleball, tennis or golf, all of these activities can place significant stress on the shoulder. The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body, allowing you to place your arm...
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Healthy Snacks 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 shops or concession stand can stimulate your appetite. Although it is fun and convenient to buy food at the beach or pool, it can be expensive. With some planning, you can spare your wallet and your waistline by packing some...
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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 to enjoy this month and into the fall. 1. Beaches. We live close to the Delaware Bay, Inland Bays, and the Atlantic Ocean, so planning a trip to the beach is a fun and easy way to enjoy family time. From jumping...
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Super Foods of the Sea

Submitted by Mackenzie Bowman, RD, LDN

Ever hear of the phrase “good kind of fat” and wondered what exactly those are? Well I am here to help by talking about one of the best sources of healthy fat to include in your diet – Omega 3 Fatty Acids. While these Omega 3’s can be found in a variety of foods, such as flaxseed, walnuts, and...
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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

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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