Items Tagged ‘Healthy Living’

April 26, 2017

Defeat Diabetes Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

One in three people in the U.S. either has diabetes or is at risk for developing the disease. April is Defeat Diabetes Month, so what do you need to know about educating yourself and reducing your risk? For people affected by Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Mayo Clinic recommends making a commitment to manage […]

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Tags: Aging Well, Diabetes & Endocrine, Healthy Living


April 21, 2017

Spring Cleaning

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Spring is in the air! And there’s no better time to think about allergy-proofing your home from mold and dust. Simple things such as vacuuming floors, wiping excessive moisture from the refrigerator and keeping the AC on during those hot, humid days can all make a difference.

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Tags: Healthy Living, Lung Health


April 14, 2017

Stress Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Stress. Who needs it? Managing stress can feel overwhelming, but there are simple relaxation techniques doctors recommend. Whether that’s a yoga class or a long walk after work, your body and mind need time to relax. What’s your best tip to relieve your stress?

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Tags: Healthy Living, Mental Health


April 7, 2017

World Health Day

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Today is World Health Day so #LetsTalk. Depression has become center stage in 2017 for a variety of reasons, and it affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. Mayo Clinic recommends several tips to cope with depression: Simplify your life Write in a journal Read self-help books Locate helpful […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health


March 17, 2017

March Madness

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Is your bracket set? Which team is going to win it all? March Madness starts today, which means lots of TV and snacks are likely in your future. But instead of spending hours in front of the TV, get active and encourage kids to as well. Activities such as crunches, high knees, squats or stretching […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Kids & Teens


March 9, 2017

World Kidney Day

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 1 in 10 people worldwide. World Kidney Day focuses on educating the public, medical community and governments to encourage prevention and early detection. People affected by obesity have an 83 percent increased risk of CKD, making maintaining a healthy lifestyle even more important. Not sure where to seek help? Mayo […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Kidney & Bladder


March 7, 2017

National Sleep Awareness Week

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Are you having troubles staying awake, even as you read this post? You’re not alone. Approximately 50-70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Mayo Clinic and the National Sleep Foundation have tips to help you sleep better, so you won’t have to rely on caffeine to get you through the day. Make time for the […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health


March 3, 2017

National Nutrition Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

How many times have you heard breakfast is the most important meal? Well, it’s true. Even the American Heart Association recently found that meal timing can have an effect on your risk for conditions such as heart diseases, strokes and high blood pressure. Since National School Breakfast week is next week, Mayo Clinic has a […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Kids & Teens


February 28, 2017

Eating disorders affect more than just a person’s appearance

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Eating disorders are serious conditions that negatively impact a person’s health, emotions and ability to function normally. Spread awareness during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and seek help for loved ones who may be living with an eating disorder. The National Eating Disorders Program educates and screens individuals for eating disorders and connects those who […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Just Want To Talk, Kids and Teens


February 20, 2017

Shoveling snow could lead to a trip to the hospital

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Are you shoveling safely? Each year, 11,000 people are hospitalized due to snow shoveling related accidents. Patients suffer from back and head injuries, bone fractures and sometimes even heart attacks. Minimize your risks by: Using a quality light-weight shovel with a good grip Shoveling straight ahead to minimize twisting and trying to push instead of […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Heart & Blood Health, Men's Health, Women's Health