Don’t Let Fall Allergies Get You Down

September 23, 2019

" A touch of fall is finally in the air (or at least around the corner), and the thought of spending more time in the cool autumn temps is very appealing. But with fall often comes the itchy eyes and skin, sneezing and nasal congestion of seasonal allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies each year. This statistic begs the question: What ...

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Preventing Childhood Obesity

September 17, 2019

Preventing Childhood Obesity

" Did you know that about 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States are obese? September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines childhood obesity as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile for children and teens of the same sex and age. In other words ...

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Understanding Cholesterol

September 9, 2019

Understanding Cholesterol

" Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? It’s a perfect reminder to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. According to the CDC, more than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher ...

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