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    JUN 15, 2021

    Surprising ways you may be getting sun-damaged skin

    Make coffee. Eat breakfast. Brush your teeth. Take a shower. This typical morning routine is missing an important step: Put on sunscreen. Why should you wear it every day? Because sun-damaged skin may be sneaking up on you. ... Read More >

    TOPICSdermatologypreventionskin cancerSun Protection

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    MAY 13, 2021

    6 common running mistakes and how to avoid them

    Running is a great workout that can help you strengthen muscles, burn calories, improve your mood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. Plus, you don’t need to buy a lot of fancy equipment. Running really only requires a pair of running sneakers and the motivation to get started. But before you hit the pavement, you should be aware of some of the most common running mistakes that can lead to injury — and how to avoid them. ... Read More >

    TOPICSexercisehealthy lifestylepreventionrunningStay Active

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    FEB 09, 2021

    How to avoid texting thumb and other hand injuries

    These days, we’re on our smartphones — a lot. Whether working from home, reading daily news, or keeping in touch with friends and family, our mobile phones can help us communicate and feel connected. According to a recent survey, COVID-19’s impact on daily life has also affected our phone use, and text messaging is more popular than ever.* ... Read More >

    TOPICSbone and joint healthorthopedicspain managementpreventionsmartphone

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    AUG 12, 2020

    6 ways to keep your immune system healthy

    Your immune system plays a vital role in keeping you healthy. It’s your personal line of defense against sickness, infections, and disease. And as we face daily challenges due to COVID-19, it’s important now more than ever to make sure your immune system is at its peak. ... Read More >

    TOPICScold and flu preventionFluFlu shotpreventiontravel

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    APR 09, 2020

    6 simple yoga poses you can do anywhere

    Right now, it’s especially important to care for the whole you — mind, body, and spirit. And since we’re spending our days at home, it’s more important than ever to get our body’s moving whenever possible. ... Read More >

    TOPICSexercisehealthy lifestylemental healthPractice WellnesspreventionYoga

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    JAN 29, 2020

    6 simple habits for a heart-healthy lifestyle

    Here’s a sobering fact: Nearly half of all Americans are at risk of heart disease.1 Maybe high cholesterol runs in your family. Maybe your blood pressure runs a little too high. But despite all the odds, you’ve got a powerful tool to help tip the scales: lifestyle change. ... Read More >

    TOPICScardiac careEat Healthyexercisehealthy habitshealthy lifestyleHeart Healthprevention

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    OCT 16, 2019

    6 natural cold remedies to try this winter

    Ah, yes, the dreaded common cold. While not as severe as the flu, coming down with a cold can make basic day-to-day activities more challenging. The sneezing, stuffy nose, and sore throat are never fun to deal with. ... Read More >

    TOPICScold and flu preventionpreventionwellness

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    SEP 17, 2019

    Heartburn or heart attack? How to tell the difference.

    Chest pain can be scary. And it’s not always easy to tell the difference between heartburn and a heart attack — especially since heartburn-like symptoms can be from a heart attack. Columbus Batiste, MD, an interventional cardiologist and chief of cardiology at Kaiser Permanente’s Riverside and Moreno Valley Medical Centers in Southern California, breaks down the symptoms — and details the importance of knowing if you’re at risk for heart disease. ... Read More >

    TOPICScardiac carehealthy lifestyleheart attack preventionprevention

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    SEP 17, 2019

    Manage your sugar cravings in 3 steps

    Some days it feels like sugary temptations are everywhere — a co-worker brings donuts into the office, you’re offered a slice of birthday cake, or your lunch comes with a free soda. But too much sugar can take a toll on your body. It can increase your risk of weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.1 ... Read More >

    TOPICSDiabetesEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleprevention

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    AUG 19, 2019

    Immunizations, vaccinations, and shots: What they are and how they can save your life

    Vaccines are a breakthrough of modern medicine. Because of the efforts to vaccinate, smallpox was eradicated from the U.S. in 1949. Other serious diseases like polio are also nearing elimination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even estimated that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. ... Read More >

    TOPICSFluFlu SeasonFlu shothealthy lifestyleprevention