Leap into Spring

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. While most are glad that the cold winter months are beginning to fade, it is important to remember some of the health-related challenges associated with the changing seasons and how to tackle them.  First comes the leap forward when daylight savings time
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Taking Care of Your Kidneys

Your kidneys are fist-sized bean-shaped organs located at the bottom of your rib cage, on both sides of your spine. The kidneys’ job is to filter your blood. They remove waste, control the body’s fluid balance, and help keep the right levels of electrolytes. All of the blood in your
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Eating Disorder Awareness

In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Worldwide that number is nearly 70 million. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that affect all kinds of people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, size, age, or background.
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February: National Cancer Prevention Month.

In 2019, approximately 1.8 million people were diagnosed with cancer and roughly 600,000 died from it, according to the National Cancer Institute.  Research has shown that more than 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed and nearly half of all deaths from cancer in the United States can be attributed to preventable
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Everything You Should Know About Your Thyroid

With up to 20 million Americans experiencing some sort of thyroid condition (and up to 60 percent of whom don’t know it – according to the American Thyroid Association), we are sharing general details to help you learn more about this important part of our physical and medical health. The
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New Year’s Resolutions: Tips for Getting Healthier in 2020

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. The start of a new year brings a lot of excitement for the future and reflections on the past. January is a great time to check in on your mental and physical health and consider how you can start the new year off with some
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It’s Cold Outside – Stay Warm and Healthy

by Denisse Oller Depending on where you live, winter can be an incredibly challenging time. It may be fun for the first month or two, but once the holidays pass and the reality of nearly three months of cold, snow, and gray skies set in, you’ll probably find yourself tiring
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Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

by Diego Ponieman M.D., M.P.H. Sometimes in our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to take a second to think about our health. Everyday actions from flushing a toilet to tapping your phone screen put you in contact with millions of germs. Hand washing may seem simple, but it is
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World Aids Day

by Denisse Oller Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in 1981, more than 35 million people around the world have died. Every year on December 1, countries across the globe recognize World AIDS Day as an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease, show support for millions of HIV positive people,
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Mom, Alzheimer’s, and Me

by Denisse Oller When Dad called me on that fateful January 10th, 2001, I breathed a sigh of relief. It´s not that the news did not move me. It did. But, my mother had been ‘dead’ for years, you see––only now it was official. Mom lived the last ten years
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