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What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure

Every May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month. Sponsored by the CDC, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the effects high blood pressure can have on health. Because of how pervasive high blood pressure is, we wanted to take the opportunity to explain

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Navigating Arthritis

Arthritis simply means inflammation or swelling of one or more joints. While the image most of us think of is usually one of osteoarthritis, there are actually more than 100 different conditions that affect the joints and the tissues around the joints. Specific causes, risk

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The Start of Spring Allergies

Many celebrate as the weather warms up and we can finally spend more time outside. Many others, however, start to deal with spring allergies, which can take some of the enjoyment away from spending that much-needed time outside. Luckily, there are ways to prepare for

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American Heart Month

February is known as American Heart Month, when we raise awareness about the importance of heart health, talk about disease prevention, and share how to make heart-healthy decisions. As heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, this month is increasingly important to many

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Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck. This gland has a significant influence over most of the metabolic processes in your body and plays a role in how your cells, organs, and tissues function. If your thyroid produces too many or

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) has been observed each October since 1981. This month serves as a time to remember each victim and unite advocates worldwide to try to end domestic violence. According to The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), “1 in 3 women

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National Blood Donor Month

Every January since 1970, the American Red Cross has recognized National Blood Donor Month in an effort to increase blood donations. For many people, the true value of giving blood can often be overlooked, but it’s frequently the difference between life and death for those

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Cold, Flu, or COVID-19?

In previous years, you may have not given a cough or a runny nose a second thought. But with COVID-19 cases still on the rise, you’re likely paying close attention to how you feel.  Several viral illnesses share many of the same symptoms, so it