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Why yoga is good for the mind, not just the body

September 12, 2018
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Yoga is a full-fledged fitness phenomenon, but the importance of its spiritual roots in mental health shouldn't be overlooked.

How do you enjoy the summer and beat the heat (exhaustion)?

August 06, 2018
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Heat exhaustion is more than feeling just tuckered out. It is a condition that can lead to disorientation, dizziness, nausea and, left untreated, heat stroke.

4 ways to stay healthy on road trips

July 06, 2018
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How do you plan on keeping fit and maintaining a somewhat normal diet on a road filled with diners, drive-through’s, and zero access to your personal trainer?

Water dangers can extend to dry land

June 11, 2018
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Your child's dip in the water could create a health risk you can't see — ingesting water into her airways or lungs. That could lead to aspiration pneumonia.

For Men's Health Month, men, call your providers

June 04, 2018

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As men age, they benefit most from having a relationship with a trusted primary care physician with expertise in preventive care and men’s special health concerns.

April Showers Bring Asthma and Allergies Symptoms

May 29, 2018
Asthma and allergies often occur together. The same substances that trigger hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander might also cause asthma symptoms.

On their morning run, many people breathe in the sweet smell of spring in the air and smile, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma, blooming flowers and higher pollen counts can be anything but stress reducing.

Time is brain so BEFAST to recognize stroke

May 22, 2018
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and with 795,000 people suffering from a stroke each year in the United States, it is important to understand what a stroke truly is, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it.

Nirav H. Shah, MD, Medical Director of Stroke at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, explains how strokes are caused, how they are treated and how to prevent them from happening.

Why a positive body image is so important

May 21, 2018
How we talk about our children’s bodies (and our own) in front of them is key to setting up a healthy relationship with food and eating behaviors for the rest of their lives, says Dr. Elizabeth Meade.

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that people who were encouraged by their parents to diet during their teen years were actually more likely in adulthood to be overweight or obese, and have lower body satisfaction. They also tended to pass these messages on to their own children.

Staying fit with your toddler

May 02, 2018
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Encouraging movement ensures healthy development and refines motor skills. Doing these exercises together with keep parents and toddlers healthy and fit.

Why is a high salt diet so bad for you?

March 15, 2018

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The average American consumes far more than the recommended daily amount of sodium, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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