Prioritizing Your Health in the New Year

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Prioritizing Your Health in the New Year

We all want to start the new year off right by leaving bad habits in the past and establishing new practices that will improve our overall health and well-being. However, before you start choosing the typical “exercise more” and “eat healthy” resolutions, get down to the roots of your health status FIRST. Learning what ailments or conditions you have can directly link to the challenges you are faced with and may help you better understand how to maneuver those struggles to find the results you are wanting.

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20 Healthy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids and Teens

20 Healthy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids and Teens

Although the holidays are a time for indulging and treating yourself, we still want to make sure our children are not overdoing it. Yes, partaking in the holiday festivities is fine in moderation but as parents, it is important to instill healthy habits in our kid’s lives.

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I’ve been diagnosed with Diabetes. Now what?

I’ve been diagnosed with Diabetes. Now what?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and whether you have been battling diabetes for some time or have recently been diagnosed, it is understandable to be overwhelmed with the health decisions you are faced with making. The first part of your new normal is to understand what diabetes is. Terms like A1C, gestational, Type 1, and Type 2 determine the severity of your diabetes diagnosis and what the proper treatment looks like.

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You’re always taking care of everyone else, but what about you?

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You’re always taking care of everyone else, but what about you?

Your day is busy from the moment you wake up until you go to bed. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or just a considerate person who puts others before themselves, you may find yourself often sacrificing your own health and wellness.

There’s never a better time to start practicing self-care than now. Carve out time in your day to build and maintain healthy habits and you will not only see an improvement in your physical health but mental health as well.

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What’s on your radar? Emerging devices and products for pediatric healthcare professionals

What’s on your radar? Emerging devices and products for pediatric healthcare professionals

As the healthcare profession grows so do the medical possibilities. Keeping up to date with current practices, new products, and changing technologies can be overwhelming. Whether you are a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, you know the challenges faced with pediatric care involving prescription medications. Along with ensuring the correct dosage, side effects, and related treatments, you have the task of encouraging small children to take their medicine.

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Help! I’m Sick and Now Have to Take These Horse Pills to Feel Better?

Help! I’m Sick and Now Have to Take These Horse Pills to Feel Better?

I woke up one morning and my head was just aching, and I was completely stuffed up … I caught the dreaded cold going around! I thought I had been so careful, staying away from people and washing my hands all the time, but somehow those terrible little germs found me.

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

The summer is usually a fun time for kids, but many people don’t know that July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis in children can be painful – it affects not only joints but organs, too. While many cases of juvenile arthritis can last months to years, some children suffer from this disorder well into their adult years.

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You Are Not Alone … Millions of People Have Trouble Swallowing

You Are Not Alone … Millions of People Have Trouble Swallowing

June is Dysphagia Awareness Month. Dysphagia is defined as difficulty swallowing, when food or drink takes more time and effort to move from your mouth to your stomach. For many people, this is annoying or even painful, for others it can be impossible to swallow.

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