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At Risk of MS? Look out for These Signs

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune condition in which your immune system damages the coating of your nerves in your central nervous system, as well as cells that produce these nerves. The cause is still unknown, but scientists are hard at work trying to determine why it happens and how to...

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12 Signs of Diabetic Ketoacidosis You Need to Know

If you have diabetes, you’ve probably heard about diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, from your doctor. Unlike ketosis, which is a harmless state of fat-burning resulting from a low-carb diet, diabetic ketoacidosis is a medical emergency. Learn more about this condition and the steps you can take to...

Emergency Care
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Food for Thought: A Brain-Boosting Diet

Many foods are on the market because they’re heart-healthy, but have you considered which foods are essential for your neurological health? Next time you’re thinking up your weekly menu, remember the following foods to help you clear any brain fog.   Healthy Fats When most people see the word “fat...

Healthy Aging
General Health & Wellness
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Do Special Diets Put You at Risk of Nutritional Deficiencies?

Whether it’s due to an allergy, a desire to lose weight, or ethical reasoning, many people choose diets that avoid specific foods. While it’s possible to get a wide variety of nutrients when eating this way, removing a food group from your diet can result in deficiencies of necessary nutrients. If...

Diet & Fitness
Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
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Fertility & PCOS: What You Need to Know

Polycystic ovary syndrome, otherwise known as PCOS, is a hormonal imbalance that affects 1 out of every 10 women, according to the Office on Women’s Health. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and common treatments for this condition. What Is PCOS?   Polycystic ovary syndrome occurs when a woman has...

Women's Health
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The Ultimate Cardio Circuit to Get Your Heart Pumping

Experts recommend getting 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of high-intensity aerobic activity per week. And you don’t have to be a fan of running or a member of a gym to meet your minimums. A cardio circuit you can do anywhere might be just what you need! It’s a combination of several...

Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care
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Holiday Health

The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, love, and togetherness, but sometimes it can take a toll on your health. We are committed to creating healthier communities and hope to give you a healthier holiday. Give yourself the gift of holiday health with these tips. Up On The Housetop Holiday...

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3 Types of Distracted Driving

Your phone beeps in the center console while you’re driving home from work. It’s a text from your best friend. Do you instinctively reach to grab it? Though checking your phone is a simple task, it can have fatal consequences when behind the wheel. Each day in the United States, car accidents...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Alzheimer’s and Emergencies

People with Alzheimer’s disease need help with everyday tasks. Caregivers have an important responsibility to give them that help. In the event of an emergency, caregiver duties become even more critical. In recognition of both Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers...

Emergency Care
Healthy Aging
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Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving is a great time for friends and family to gather together. Among all the excitement for the turkey and pumpkin pie, it is important to remember to take proper safety precautions when cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Make sure to follow these Thanksgiving safety tips to keep your holiday...