Articles About prevention

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    OCT 16, 2019

    How to supercharge your immune system

    Your immune system is what keeps your body healthy. It’s your personal line of defense against sickness, infections, and disease. ... Read More >

    TOPICSaway from homecare away from homecold and flu preventionFluFlu shotpreventiontravel

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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

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    AUG 19, 2019

    6 simple yoga poses you can sneak into a busy day

    We do a whole lot of sitting these days — in the car, at our desks, or on the couch. And all this sitting is taking a toll on our health. ... Read More >

    TOPICSexerciseExercise & Weight Losshealthy lifestylemental healthPractice WellnesspreventionYoga

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    FEB 07, 2019

    Simple strategies to live well with diabetes

    More than 30 million Americans have diabetes — about 1 in 10 — and most have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have type 2 diabetes, there’s too much sugar in your blood, which can cause serious problems for your feet, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart. ... Read More >

    TOPICSblood sugarDiabetesEat HealthyNorthern CaliforniapreventionSouthern California

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    NOV 01, 2018

    4 doctor-approved steps to help manage type 2 diabetes in Northern California

    Managing type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming sometimes. From testing your blood sugar to keeping track of your medications and what you eat, it can feel like a struggle to keep it all under control. ... Read More >

    TOPICSDiabetesEat HealthyNutritionprevention

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    OCT 23, 2018

    Focus on the holidays with help from Vision Essentials in the Mid-Atlantic States

    Spending time with family and friends is what makes the holidays so special — so make sure you can focus on memorable moments with help from Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente. ... Read More >

    TOPICSEye Examseye healthMid-Atlantic Statesprevention

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    MAY 17, 2017

    Your personal action plan for prevention in Colorado

    Preventive care is a key step in taking charge of your health, but it can be hard to remember which screenings, exams, and vaccinations are due. A simple way to manage your preventive care is to check your personal action plan at kp.org/actionplan.* ... Read More >

    TOPICSColoradoPersonal action planpreventionpreventive care