PSA: Watch your cholesterol

September marks the beginning of National Cholesterol Education Month. Millions of Americans of all ages, genders, and ethnicities struggle to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, which is why it’s important to know how to prevent and manage high cholesterol. A 2017 study found that 95 million U.S. adults age 20 or older have higher than recommended
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National Suicide Prevention Week

September 9 through 15 marked National Suicide Prevention Week as designated by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Every year, tens of thousands of people in the U.S. die by suicide, making it the tenth leading cause of death. Though people of all genders, ages and ethnicities can be at risk, studies have shown
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Top Things to Remember for Healthy Aging

It’s no secret that as we get older, we need to be more cautious about our health. For many, trips to the doctor become more frequent and medical complications more common. That means it’s essential to be proactive and develop habits that will improve your wellbeing as you age. Here are some tips to help
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National Immunization Awareness Month

As we near back-to-school season, we’re also marking National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccinations are the single best way to protect you and your children from serious illness. Unfortunately, not enough people are getting vaccinated and diseases are spreading. From September 2018 to July 2019, there were 642 confirmed cases of measles in New York City.
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Healthy Back to School Snacks

Healthy Back to School Snacks The back to school time can be hectic and busy, which can divert our attention from healthy eating. Sending your children to school with healthy snacks is essential not only to their growth and development, but to their overall success. If they’re accustomed to eating healthy food items, they’re less
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Healthy Breakfasts You Can Make the Night Before

Healthy Breakfasts You Can Make the Night Before We all know that eating breakfast in the morning, let alone a healthy one, is difficult. When we’re in a hurry, we tend to reach for fast food or sugary baked goods which can set us up for a low-energy day. The key is finding healthy breakfasts
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Easy Weeknight Meals, Healthier than Takeout

Easy Weeknight Meals, Healthier than Takeout Finding the time to cook, let alone eat healthy during the week, can be a challenge. Our last resort is often takeout; however, quick and healthy meals aren’t impossible. Here are some staple meals that are quick and easy to prepare, often customizable with ingredients you have at home.
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Lighten Up Your Favorite Foods

Lighten Up Your Favorite Foods Many traditional foods, while delicious, are often fried and heavy in unhealthy fats and added sugars. Eating healthy, however, doesn’t mean we have to avoid our favorite dishes and snacks. In fact, most tasty meals such as tacos and even mangu, are nutritious at their core. Many of our favorite
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Sun Safety Pro-Tips

Summer should be a time to relax, take in the sun, and have fun. However, too often people are unaware of the dangers the sun can cause. Most importantly, UV rays from the sun are the #1 cause of skin cancer in the United States. Luckily, many of these dangers are easy to avoid. Protecting
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How to Live Easier with Food Allergies

Food allergies are ever present in our world today. In fact, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) reports that over 32 million Americans have food allergies, as well as one in thirteen children. Unfortunately, the number of people with food allergies is only increasing. Food allergies can come in all different forms. The eight most
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