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Women and Heart Attacks

by Jessica B. February 23rd, 2017
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women are more likely to die in the hospital after a heart attack than men. Part of the reason may be that women are less likely to experience symptoms of chest pains when having a
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Curling: A Mild Form of Exercise

by Lori Sciame February 16th, 2017
The forecast in Wisconsin called for freezing temperatures and sporadic snow showers. As far as winters go, this had been an easy one, but for some reason I still had a pretty severe case of the winter blahs. To combat this state of mind, I tried a type of exercise I’d never done before. It involved a broom, a stone, and ice. You probably guessed from the title – I tried my hand at curling. No, this type of
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Steps to a Healthier Restaurant Meal

by Louise February 9th, 2017
Dining out can be a welcome excursion from cooking your own meal, but it can also lead to deviations from healthful habits. Restaurant meals tend to be oversized and overloaded with fat and sodium. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to make your break from home cooked meals as healthful as can be.

Before you go. Try to get a look at the menu beforehand to see if there are some reasonably healthy options. If you're wondering about
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  • Disinfect to Kill Flu Germs

    by Kimberly Hays February 2nd, 2017
    This has been a rough flu season, and although some reports state that the number of cases is dropping in some areas in the United States, we are still in the middle of an epidemic. If you have anyone in your household that is experiencing the flu, or is getting over the flu, you need to take precautions to rid your home of flu germs. These tips are also
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  • Important: Preconception Counseling

    by Kimberly Hays January 26th, 2017
    We all know the importance of taking good care of our bodies after finding out we are pregnant. We do this by eating well, and by taking vitamins and seeing our doctor regularly. With one baby out of every 33 in the United States being born with birth defects, doctors are now trying to lower those numbers by recommending steps for prevention that start prior to conceiving.

    Preconception
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  • Choosing a Therapist

    by Jessica B. January 19th, 2017
    The key to successful mental health treatment can be choosing the best therapist for you. This is not an easy task, but having a therapist you feel comfortable with can really make a difference in your treatment. Here are a few tips for choosing a therapist that can provide you with what you need.

    1) Covered by insurance – If cost is an issue, your starting point for
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.