The CDC estimates that 76 million people suffer from food poisoning annually. With barbeques, picnics, and other food-related activities being more prevalent during the summer months, your risks of food poisoning heighten. Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, occurs when you eat contaminated food. Food can become contaminated at any point—growing, harvesting, processing, storage,…

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In the process of adapting to our new “normal” in phase two of re-opening our town, it’s crucial that we not become lenient with safety.  As the reality of the virus becomes commonplace, a conscious effort must be made so we don’t let our guards down. This month, we’re discussing the ways you can stay…

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May is Lupus Awareness Month, a chance to educate others on what’s called the “disease of 1,000 faces.” Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissue. It’s a mysterious disease because of the way its symptoms can change, come and go, and imitate other illnesses. There are…

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As time goes on and we adjust to our new, temporary reality, things can become redundant. And if you have kids, you know it’s a constant struggle to keep up with their demand for entertainment. Playing board games and throwing the ball may be fun for a while, but once they get tired of that,…

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Monday, March 30th, is National Doctors’ Day! “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein National Doctor’s Day is a holiday dedicated to recognizing the contributions of doctors who serve our nation by caring for its’ citizens. And in the midst of this global pandemic, what better time to show…

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March is National Poison Prevention Month, an issue that might be more common than you think. Did you know that someone calls the U.S. poison control center about every 12 seconds? Because of this, poison control centers help millions of parents and caregivers each year. Read on to learn about the most dangerous household products…

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Do you put off going to the doctor when you know something is wrong? Many of us are guilty of this. We’ll search the internet, try homeopathic remedies, and ignore what’s going on with our bodies for as long as possible. But why is that? The hassle? The time commitment? You don’t have to worry…

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January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month, and what better way to kick off the new year than reevaluating your health goals! The National Institutes of Health found that 35 percent of American adults are obese, while an additional 34 percent are overweight. And, according to the American Diabetes Association, obesity rates are only getting worse…

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It’s easy to get thrown off your regular routine during the winter. As the busy holiday season approaches, the temperature plummets, and the sun goes down, so does the motivation to make healthy choices. This opens up a window of opportunity for illnesses, injuries, and negative mood shifts. The key to staying healthy and feeling…

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More than 20 years ago, the Lung Cancer Alliance launched its initiative to spread the word about lung cancer with Lung Cancer Awareness Day. By discussing symptoms and sharing stories of survivors, LCAD gained a following and evolved into the worldwide Lung Cancer Awareness Month campaign that takes place every November. In honor of Lung…

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