Articles About prevention

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    AUG 12, 2022

    5 facts to know about the flu shot

    With the return of flu season, it’s time to take steps to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. The good news is you can help avoid serious illness and make this flu season easier on yourself and the people around you, just by getting a flu shot. It’s one of the most important things you can do to protect against infection and keep your immune system healthy and strong. ... Read More >

    TOPICSFluFlu SeasonFlu shotpreventionvaccinations

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    AUG 12, 2022

    Sneak in more heart-healthy omega-3 with these tips

    High-fat foods have gotten a bad rap over the last few decades. But healthy fats — like omega-3 fatty acids — are an important part of a balanced diet. ... Read More >

    TOPICSEat HealthyHeart HealthNutritionpreventionRecipe

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    JUN 16, 2022

    Summer sunscreen guide: Learn how to avoid common sunscreen mistakes

    Spending quality time outdoors can be great for your health — from getting some much-needed vitamin D to relieving stress. But too much exposure to the sun comes with risks, too — like sunburn, skin damage, and over time, skin cancer. ... Read More >

    TOPICSpreventionskin cancerskin careSun Protection

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    MAY 06, 2022

    8 travel tips for staying healthy this summer

    As the days grow longer and the weather heats up, summer is the perfect time to hit the road for an adventure. The last thing you want on your travel itinerary? Getting sick. Whether you’re hopping on an international flight or car camping, here are 8 travel tips to help you manage your health while you’re away from home. ... Read More >

    TOPICScare away from homehealthy lifestylepreventiontravel

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    MAR 17, 2022

    Headache or migraine: Why it’s important to know the difference.

    Traffic. Bills. Juggling work and family. It can all lead to stress — and headaches. ... Read More >

    TOPICSMental Health and WellnessmigrainespreventionStress

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    MAR 17, 2022

    Advocating for your health: How to build a stronger relationship with your doctor

    You live in your body every day, so you know it best. But what happens when you feel like something’s off and your doctor doesn’t understand, or seem concerned? What if they recommend a treatment plan you’re not comfortable with? It’s OK to feel a little nervous about talking openly with your doctor. But they’re there to answer your concerns. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealth advocateprevention

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    MAR 17, 2022

    Live longer with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day

    Healthy eating is a surefire way to improve your overall well-being. With the right mix of foods, you can get the nutrients you need, lower your risk of medical issues, and even improve your mood. One of the keys to reaching a healthy balance is to include enough fruits and vegetables in your diet. ... Read More >

    TOPICSEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleplant-based dietprevention

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    FEB 21, 2022

    Brain-boosting activities to exercise your mind

    Feeling focused or forgetful? Sharp or scattered? The human brain functions in many ways to support how we think, feel, and move throughout the day. It acts as the command center for our entire body.1 But as we get older, brain function can decline. The good news is there are simple things we can do at any age to boost our mental fitness. ... Read More >

    TOPICSMeditationMental Health and Wellnessprevention

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    JAN 17, 2022

    6 warning signs of a heart attack in women

    Heart attacks are often stereotyped as something that happens to older men, not women. But heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.1 Yet only about half (56%) of women know this.1 ... Read More >

    TOPICScardiac careheart attack preventionpreventionwomen's heart health

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    JAN 17, 2022

    Long-term COVID-19 symptoms: What you need to know

    If you’ve had any new or lasting symptoms since recovering from COVID-19, you may have what doctors call “post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC),” or “post-COVID conditions.” Also known as “long COVID,” it can include a range of symptoms that continue after the initial COVID-19 illness ends. ... Read More >