Browsing Category : Health & Wellness

Mental Health 101


Keeping your mind healthy takes work throughout all stages and phases of life. Just like keeping your body in shape, good mental and emotional health is part of primary health care and wellness. Your thoughts and feelings can influence your body in many ways. Mental health and physical health are intrinsically linked, and each can have a major effect on…

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Primary Care for Teens through Menopause


As you pursue a healthy life, you should check in with a health care provider who can let you know how you’re doing, help revise your plan for healthier living, and offer advice on anything you’re wondering about. This generalized type of care – when you see someone for regular or routine care instead of a specialist for one particular…

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Health Promotion and Preventive Care


Getting and staying healthy is a lifelong journey. There are many actions you can take to live a healthier life today and help lower your chances of encountering health problems or diseases later in life. Changes that you make can also positively impact your whole family! If you are ready to commit to living a healthy life, or are just…

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About Ovarian Cancer: The Basics


There are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. What Is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women ages 35-74. It’s a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found inside, near or on the outer layer of ovaries. Affecting nearly 20,000 women…

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5 Health Benefits of Yoga


Yoga is a Hindu spiritual discipline that is widely practiced for health and relaxation purposes due to its breathing, mediation and bodily posture techniques. There are many types of yoga. Hatha is a more physical type of yoga rather than a still, meditative form, focusing on pranayamas (breath-controlled exercises) followed by a series of asanas (yoga postures), which end with…

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Understanding-Breast-Cancer


What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast divide and begin to grow beyond their normal control. The cells form a tumor, which tends to grow slowly. Though often seen by an x-ray, tumors large enough to feel as a lump may have been growing for as long as 10 years. According to the National Cancer…

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Recognizing Patterns and Dangerousness


Intimate partner violence (also known as domestic violence) is a type of abuse perpetrated by a current or past spouse or partner. Domestic violence can refer to violence against a child, elderly relative, or other family member. Since most people don’t report it, it’s hard to know how common intimate partner violence is but national studies indicate 1 in 4…

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Life’s Simple 7: Preventing Heart Disease


Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.” 1. Get active Daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day (like brisk walking), five times per week, you can almost…

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers™ Campaign


Americans pay a high price in illnesses and deaths due to tobacco use. Unfortunately, even though smoking rates have declined over the years—from 20.9% in 2005 to 15.1% in 2015—tobacco use still results in far too many deaths, disabilities, and smoking-related illnesses in the United States. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with…

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Post Birth Recovery


The first 6 weeks after giving birth is a time of major change for your body and your emotions. You may be in a hurry to get back to your pre-pregnancy state. But taking the time to care for yourself and bond with your partner and new baby will help you make a full, strong recovery as a new mother.…

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