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Prevent falls and stay healthy longer

According to the CDC, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency departments each year for fall injuries with nearly 1 million resulting in some sort of fracture or head injury. When you understand the simple forces behind how falls happen, you can take steps to limit risks and reduce the...
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The Flu Requires Prevention and Extra Attention

If you haven’t had your flu shot now is the time to take this step to protect yourself and your family. 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-...
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Protect Your Skeleton's Health

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Our bones functions are to protect organs, to provide structure/act as the body’s frame work, to anchor muscles, and to store calcium. The optimal bone building years are childhood and young adulthood. As children grow and mature, their bone mass increases until it reaches peak bone mass or PBM...
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Goal Setting: Reflecting on the Authentic YOU

Submitted by Rita Karapurkar Williams, MA, CHES

For many, with the New Year comes time to set resolutions – resolutions to do better, to change something about ourselves or our behaviors. So when thinking about resolutions, it is essential to first take a step back and reflect on where we are in the present before throwing out one of the usual...
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Managing the Merriment while Coping with Cancer

Submitted by Srujitha Murukutla, MD

Family gatherings and celebrations are traditions that bring joy, however, they can be stressful, even under the best circumstances. Add a cancer diagnosis or treatment into the mix, and the weight can become unbearable. If you or someone you love is navigating the merriment with this extra burden...
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Easy Steps to Age Well Through Physical Activity

We have all been told that physical activity has many benefits for our aging bodies. Whether it is reducing the risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, falls, depression and weight gain, the evidence demonstrates a connection between regular physical activity and reducing age-related illness...
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Turning Over a New Leaf

Submitted by Jake Murray, CSPS, Wellness Coach

Brisk nights, red and orange leaves scattered over the lawn, and pumpkin-flavored everything; cooler weather is definitely here. With all the seasonal changes, it only makes sense to make some changes about your health! It’s time to whip out the sweatshirts and scarfs and handle the holidays like a...
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Submitted by Cheri Will, RN

Learn the Signs And What You Can Do To Help In 2015, there were more than 15 reports of domestic violence per day in Delaware. According to the state’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council’s 2015 Fatal Incident Review Team Report, there were 5,607 reports of criminal acts between intimate...
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Breast Cancer Month: More than Awareness

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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Protect Your Baby from Deadly Whooping Cough

Submitted by Holly McKiel, DO

Of all the things you will do to protect your baby throughout his/her life, some of the most important will occur while you’re still pregnant! Whooping cough, or pertussis, can be a deadly disease for infants. You can help prevent it with the Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of your...
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