• Busting Myths About Diabetes

    Managing Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming. It means testing your blood sugar and focusing on your food. It means staying physically active and having a healthy weight. It means handling your insulin and other meds. It can also be a ...
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  • Breast Cancer Complementary Therapies Help Boost Treatment

    Women with breast cancer often have choices for medical treatment. If you're fighting breast cancer, your doctor will make a treatment plan. It might involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or immunotherapy. Along with questions about traditional...
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  • Blood Glucose Levels: Get Curious

    Dinner is almost ready and it's that time again. You unzip your black pouch to take out a glucose meter. As you pull back the lever of the lancet, you think, "Gosh, I hope my blood sugar isn’t high again.” Blood glucose testing is vital f...
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  • Are You Paralyzed by Social Anxiety? Learn the Best Ways to Manage It.

    Do you have a friend who always bails when you make plans? They may not be trying to avoid you. That can happen when people have social anxiety. Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is a long-term mental health issue. It affects...
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  • Summer Heat Safety Reminders

    Staying safe during hot summer months isn’t hard. There are steps you can take to protect yourself. Drinking lots of water and wearing sunscreen isn’t enough. Here are three things to know to keep summer fun. UV Rays Can Hurt You Ultravio...
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  • Depression and Anxiety: Different and Similar

    One in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health issue. You likely know people who experience depression or anxiety. Some people have both. They are different health problems, but share some of the same warning signs. Help is available for...
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  • Care for Your Skin in the Summer Sun

    Growing up, many of us skipped sunscreen. Decades ago, we weren't as savvy about the sun's dangers. It was normal for my dad to turn a darker shade of brown after playing soccer games in the intense summer heat. I followed suit. I also tanned nicely...
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  • Care for Your Mental Health Throughout Your Pregnancy

    Health care is important before, during and after pregnancy. And that means caring for your mind as well as your body. A healthy pregnancy starts before you’re even pregnant. You might need mental health support if you face issues getting...
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  • Men’s Health: Do You Know the Signs of a Silent Heart Attack?

    Think you know what you’d feel like if you were having a heart attack? Think again. Silent heart attacks, known as a silent myocardial infarction (SMI), account for 45 percent of heart attacks. And they are more likely to strike men than women.....
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  • Prescription or Over the Counter: Follow Directions to Stay Safe

    Medicine can help your health in many ways. From over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to prescription medicines that treat life-threatening conditions, medicine can have a major positive impact. But only if it’s taken — and taken correctly. O...
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  • 4 Simple Steps for Better Whole-Body Fitness and Function

    Most people focus on one or two types of exercise and think they’re getting what their body needs. But there are four types of exercise you need to help your body function at its best: endurance, strength, balance and flexibility, says the Nati....
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  • Inhale. Exhale. What Your Lungs Do for You.

    Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s something that we do every day, every waking minute. It relaxes us, wakes us, and keeps us alive. The lungs are part of the respiratory system — organs and tissues that work together to help you breathe, says...
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  • A Hug Only Takes 10 Seconds, Yet the Benefits Last Forever

    Fun fact about hugs: They don’t just give you a warm, fuzzy sense of well-being — they can also be good for your health. It’s true. Hugging for just 10 seconds can boost feel-good hormones like oxytocin. Often called the &ldqu...
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  • Keep Back Pain from Being Such a Pain

    You may have a dull ache in your back that just won’t go away. Or you may feel a sharp, sudden pain that stops you in your tracks. Either way, you want the pain to stop. Back pain can come from accidents, overuse and injuries like lifting somet....
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  • Living With High Blood Pressure

    Nearly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure — also known as hypertension. Only about one in four adults with high blood pressure have it under control. Are you one of them? Learning to manage your blood pressure can...
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