Health

September 26, 2022

9 Questions about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

For women of childbearing age, a good relationship with your obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) is key to understanding the conditions and illnesses you may experience during these years. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10% of women of childbeari...

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September 01, 2022

Vasectomies rising as more men look at benefits

Information requests about vasectomies have increased across the country since the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. Urologists in California, Iowa and New York told The Washington Post that they’ve seen "a massive increas...

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February 09, 2021

Anxiety and Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Coping Strategies and Stress Management

.page-node-1350 .scale_image_container{ display: none; } Managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many people, especially those dealing with a chronic medical condition. Learn about coping mechanisms from Kerri Olsen...

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February 08, 2021

Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Many people can lower their blood pressure by adopting a healthy eating pattern. Eating less sodium can help you if you have high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease or liver disease. The body requires a small amount of sodium in the diet to control...

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February 04, 2021

Obesity, Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery

More than three million Americans suffer from obesity. Obesity is defined by Body Mass Index (BMI) > 30 kg/m2. BMI is a ratio based on your height and weight (BMI = weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared). Obesity can be associated with man...

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November 22, 2020

Understanding Diabetes: Its causes, symptoms, tests and treatment

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects more than 34 million adults in the United States, and is the seventh leading cause of death. One in five individuals are unaware they have diabetes. It is also the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb ...

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November 22, 2020

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have — in your skin, lungs, ...

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November 25, 2019

COPD: What to know

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung diseases that obstruct airflow and make it hard to breathe. More than 15.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from COPD, according to the American Lung Association. An estimated 366,90...

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September 30, 2019

Meal Kit and Meal Delivery Service Food Safety

It looks tasty and sure is convenient, but is it safe to eat? Pre-packaged meal kits are extremely popular these days, boasting convenience, fresh ingredients, easy recipes and delicious meals. These kits are so popular that many grocery stores have added ...

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September 18, 2019

Help Your Child Conquer Stress

Children can become stressed just like adults. The sources can be external such as homework load, tests, problems at home or overwhelming schedule. Triggers can also be internal, such as pressures from parents or friends. Also like adults, a little stress is n...

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