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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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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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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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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

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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