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What Do Your Kidneys Do?

We know about things that can go wrong with our kidneys—kidney infections, kidney disease, kidney failure—but have you ever wondered what kidneys actually do and how they work? March is National Kidney Month, and March 10 is World Kidney Day. Both of these observances serve to raise awareness about the importance of kidneys. Understanding how […]

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3 Cardio Workouts to Put the Passion Back Into Your Fitness Routine

At the end of the day, fitness really should be fun. But sometimes it isn’t. Life gets busy, and we squeeze in whatever we can, not necessarily what we love. Eventually, our go-to workouts can get stale … really, really stale. Who’s taken a run on the treadmill and wondered how a minute can suddenly […]

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14 Things You Can Do to Make Your Heart Happy

February is a month for the heart, but we’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day. It is also American Heart Month, a national health observance sponsored by the American Heart Association. Heart disease and stroke are the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, respectively.[1] Fortunately, there are many things we can do in our […]

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Child Smiling

What to Do If Your Child Knocks Out, Chips a Tooth

More than 30 percent of children injure their primary teeth at some point in childhood.1 Kids most commonly sustain these injuries from falls, bike and car accidents, sports-related injuries, and violence.2 Teeth can be chipped or knocked-out any time of year. However, since many families become more active when warm weather arrives, springtime can be […]

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Dog Bites

What to Do If You or Your Child are Bit by a Dog

Each year 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, and 20 percent of them require medical attention.1 Dogs bite for many reasons—protection, fear, and over-excitement, to name a few. Whether the animal bites a child or an adult and … contact involves a nip or a serious attack, it’s important to know what to do […]

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What to Know About Ticks: 8 Tips for Preventing Bites, Illnesses

Springtime means a more active time for both people and nature, including ticks. The high season for these tiny arachnids tends to occur from April to September.1 According to The American Lyme Disease Foundation, 82 species of ticks live in the United States.2 Bites from several of these species can cause illnesses in humans. While Lyme […]

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The Bliss of Sleep

A New Year, A New Opportunity for More Sleep

Of the most common New Years resolutions, quite a few of them involve improving personal health and leading a healthier lifestyle.[1] Losing weight ranks as the most popular New Years resolution overall. Exercising and quitting smoking both rank in the top ten. One resolution that does not appear on the list of top New Years […]

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Multivitamins: Healthy Habit or Waste of Money?

It has long been assumed that taking a multivitamin each day is a healthy habit. Such sentiment is what drives the multibillion-dollar dietary supplement industry, which took in a whopping $23.4 billion worth in sales last year, 50 percent of which was comprised of multivitamin sales.[1] [2]  We seem thoroughly convinced of the value of […]

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Uncle Sam ain't feeling too good.

U.S. Lags Behind Other Nations in Life Expectancy Rate

The United States is the economic powerhouse of the world. One would assume this would translate into a leading position on a gamut of indices, such as per capita GDP, individual purchasing power, and quality of life. But this is not the case. In fact, the U.S. does not lead in any of the aforementioned […]

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Running During Winter

How You Can Stay Active and Keep In Shape This Winter

If you live in an area of the country that gets frigidly cold during winter, you know how difficult it can be to keep up your workout routine starting around this time of year.  But just because we are nearing winter does not mean that all exercise should come to a screeching halt. It is […]

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