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 body passes through them several
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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. In fact, eating disorders have
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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 causes – things like smoking,
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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 thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped
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New Year’s Resolutions: Tips for Getting Healthier in 2020

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 healthy habits. Perhaps you forgot to get your flu vaccine? 
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It’s Cold Outside – Stay Warm and Healthy

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 of it quickly. Here are our tips to
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Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

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 actually the most effective way to prevent yourself and your
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World Aids Day

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, and remember those who have lost their lives
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