Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

February 26, 2018

Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

" Doctors recommend adults get between seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, according to HuffPost, more than a third of Americans regularly do not sleep enough. That means that roughly 83.6 million adults in the U.S. alone are sleep deprived. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 34.8 percent of American adults get less than seven hours of sleep per night. Worse yet, 11.8 ...

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Can’t Quit Coughing?

February 20, 2018

Can’t Quit Coughing?

" The weather’s cold, the days are short, and the cold and flu viruses are running rampant. It’s likely that sometime this season, you’ll find yourself with a bit of a cough. Coughing is the body’s way of trying to clear your airways. It’s a natural occurrence and is rarely the sign of anything serious. The cause of a cough varies widely and so do the treatments, but it’s important ...

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Fall in Love with Feeling Good

February 15, 2018

Fall in Love with Feeling Good

" New Year’s resolutions fell by the wayside weeks ago (do you still do that?) and the cold and flu season has gripped the country in a vise that has been hard to shake. This time of year, the effort to live a healthy and balanced life can seem like a losing battle. Hey, don’t give up! Daffodils are sprouting. Spring is on its way. February is heart health month and Valentine’s Day ...

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The Lifecycle of the Flu

February 12, 2018

The Lifecycle of the Flu

" Most years, the terms “flu season” and “flu shot” are viewed as a pesky seasonal rite of passage, a nuisance, another thing on your to-do list. But this year, the virulent H3N2 virus — which has been circulating for 50 years and dubbed the “Hong Kong flu” — is getting peoples’ attention. The 2017–2018 flu season epidemic is expected to kill more than 50,000 people 1 year or older, many of whom appeared healthy “just ...

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Avoid Spreading Germs with this Healthy Habit

February 5, 2018

Avoid Spreading Germs with this Healthy Habit

" You have heard it time and time again: “Wash your hands!” But did you know simply washing your hands is one of the easiest and most effective ways to avoid spreading germs to others? Germs from unwashed hands are transferred to everything you touch, such as your eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as everyday objects like handrails, toys, and doorknobs. According to the CDC, washing your hands helps prevent diarrhea and respiratory infections and ...

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