Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely

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We know how stressful and isolating the COVID-19 pandemic has been for many people. The upcoming holidays give us an opportunity to reconnect and spend time with family and friends. As you and your family decide how to celebrate this Thanksgiving, consider these guidelines from the CDC on ways you can modify your holiday plans…

Flu vs. COVID-19: Similarities and Differences

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Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences. From signs and symptoms to who is at risk for severe disease, see what these two illnesses have in common and what makes them different. You need javascript enabled to view this content or go to source URL.

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

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We all have a role to play in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Follow these guidelines to help protect yourself and others. Wash Your Hands Often. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your…

Motivation Monday

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Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For many people though, working out is hindered by achy joints, a lack of flexibility and fear of injury – but it doesn’t have to be. Water aerobics is a low-impact workout that allows you to benefit from exercise without placing too much pressure on your…

Holiday Healthy Eating Tips

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These easy tips and recipes will help you stay healthy and mindful as you celebrate the holidays with friends and family. You can eat well and be well this holiday season, with these tasty treats, party tricks and simple strategies. Enjoy in moderation. Is it even possible to eat healthy during the holidays? Yes! And…

Warning Signs You Might Have Gallbladder Disease

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Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits below your liver on the right upper-side of your abdomen. Although it plays an important role in your digestive system, acting as a storage reservoir of bile produced by the liver, it is possible for you to live without it. This is a good thing as gallbladder…

Move More at Work

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Science shows that being more physically active has many benefits for your heart, brain and overall well-being. Take advantage of all your opportunities to sit less and move more while you work. Every minute you move adds up, so make it count! Make it a habit to take the stairs instead of the elevator, for…

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

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Getting enough sleep at night can be challenging. However, getting adequate sleep is important for your body to function properly. Research suggests that chronic lack of sleep is associated with long-term health consequences such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and possibly a shorter life. Lack of sleep can also affect your weight and…

6 Tips for Managing Stress

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With pressure from school, work, family, money, and health, it isn’t surprising that people of all ages can be stressed, sometimes without even realizing it! A small amount of stress can be good, but too much of it can cause health problems. Recognizing and managing stress can be a challenge, but it is important in…

4 Ways to Take Control of Your Heart Health

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You’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to your heart. Learn how to be heart healthy at any age. Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, learn how to quit. Manage conditions. Work with your health care team to manage conditions…