Prevention and Wellness

Prevention and Wellness
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  • Why Exercise?

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise prevents health problems, builds strength, boosts energy, and can help…

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  • Getting Help to Quit Smoking

    When quitting smoking, don’t go it alone. There is plenty of support available to help you quit.

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  • Glycemic Index and Your Diet

    The glycemic index measures how quickly carbohydrates in a food make your blood sugar rise. It is a tool you…

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  • What to Eat Before and After a Workout

    Nutritionists agree that what you eat before and after exercising can impact the results of your fitness program.

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  • Superfoods

    Superfoods are foods that are very healthy and full of nutrients. There is not a specific list of superfoods. It’s…

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  • Caffeine and Kids

    In children, caffeine can raise blood pressure and interfere with sleep. It can make children less aware of being tired…

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  • Exercise in the City

    One approach to being active is exercising outdoors. Learn how to take advantage of what your city has to offer…

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  • After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    After 40, women experience changes in their nutrition and metabolism, due to decreased hormones, reduced activity level, and medical…

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  • Immunizations

    A collection of resources on immunization schedules, specific vaccines and more – helping you and your family stay healthy.

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  • Balancing Your Food Plate

    Follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate and other guidelines to get a balanced diet and build a healthy…

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  • First Aid Kit When Your Kid Starts Sports

    Sports injuries are common with all sports. Be prepared by packing a first aid kit when your child starts playing…

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  • Packing Healthy School Lunches

    A healthy school lunch is an important part of every child’s day. Learn tips on packing a healthy lunch your…

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  • Grieving: Facing Illness, Death, and Other Losses

    Grief is a person’s normal, healthy response to a loss. It is different for everyone and includes both emotional and…

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  • Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to…

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  • Depression in Children and Teens

    It is common for children and teens to be depressed. Learn how to recognize and help your young one who…

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  • Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer’s disease. They may become depressed when their memory and ability to…

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  • Nutrition Tips for Kids

    Diet and nutrition help our children live a healthy life and avoid chronic diseases. Use these tips to help your…

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  • Exercise and Seniors

    Exercise is an important part of everyday senior health. It offers many benefits that will help you live a longer,…

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  • Post-traumatic Stress After a Traffic Accident

    Learn about post-traumatic stress after a car accident and how your doctor can help you deal with it

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  • Ankle Sprains

    An ankle sprain is a stretched or torn ligament in your ankle. It is a common injury that can be…

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