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What’s New with the Flu?

What’s New with the Flu?

Have you gotten your flu vaccine yet? Flu activity is still low right now, but activity often starts to increase during and after October. It takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to mount its protective immune response, so get vaccinated now. Yearly vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against
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How Well Do You “Fall Back” to Sleep?

How Well Do You “Fall Back” to Sleep?

When Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends in October, we get a whole extra hour to sleep in that weekend, right?   Maybe not.   We might be gaining an extra hour by the clock on the bedside table, but our body’s clock may be losing time. Sleep deprivation is associated more with the advent of
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Blood Clots: Know the Risks and Symptoms

Blood Clots: Know the Risks and Symptoms

Pulmonary embolisms (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), caused by blood clots forming in veins, are responsible for up to 100,000 American deaths each year. Do you know who’s at risk and how to recognize the signs of a blood clot?   Risk Factors:   * Limited mobility because of a medical problem, surgery, or
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Just a Pinch of Salt

Just a Pinch of Salt

In a recent study in the journal Hypertension, the research team estimates that a reduction in sodium intake throughout the United States could lengthen a quarter to half a million lives.   Three different modeling approaches were used to evaluate the effects of the salt reduction over a 10-year period. The first scenario used a
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Chill Out – Keeping Safe During Summer’s Hottest Months

Chill Out – Keeping Safe During Summer’s Hottest Months

Summer’s here and the heat is on.  While the warmth can feel welcome after a long cold winter, hot weather is dangerous for those over 65, very young children, and those with chronic illnesses. Extreme heat causes more deaths in the US than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and lightning combined, and 40% of heat-related fatalities are
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