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Stop Stressing and Start Living

By at August 10, 2012 | 9:19 am |

Stop Stressing and Start Living

With the economy struggling and all of the negative things we hear in the news, it is no wonder people cannot relax. Many people are faced with a variety of different stressors that are impacting their health and everyday lives. Recently, stress has come to be known as America’s number one health problem. Stress is what you feel when you have too much to handle. When more...

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Gassy? Cut the Gluten as it May be Celiac Disease!

By at August 3, 2012 | 8:30 am |

Gassy? Cut the Gluten as it May be Celiac Disease!

Bread, pasta, pizza, crackers, and cereal are all common foods found in a person’s diet. What would happen if you couldn’t eat these foods? Each of those items contains gluten, an elastic protein found in wheat, rye and barely. Recently there has been an overwhelming amount of newly diagnosed people with Celiac Disease, a condition where the body cannot tolerate foods more...

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Summertime Safety Tips Everyone Needs to Know

By at July 27, 2012 | 8:30 am |

Summertime Safety Tips Everyone Needs to Know

Summertime is here, and we need to prepare with a few safety tips. With the temperature on the rise, pools, beaches, and windows are all open. Everyone is trying to stay cool, embrace the warm weather, and enjoy all of the summertime activities. Swimming Safety Swimming is of the most popular summer activities and it is important that safety is maintained at the more...

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Necessary Summer Swimming Pool Safety Tips

By at July 20, 2012 | 8:30 am |

Necessary Summer Swimming Pool Safety Tips

With summer in full swing we all have to think about water safety. It is especially important to review water safety. Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable and spending a day at the poolwill sound like paradise. Swimming is a lot of fun, but drowning is a real danger for children. Even children who know how to swim can drown and it could just take a more...

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Take Care of the Summer Heat, Sweat and Dehydration Needs

By at July 13, 2012 | 8:45 am |

Take Care of the Summer Heat, Sweat and Dehydration Needs

As the summer months are here it’s time to start talking about a hot topic: dehydration. Dehydration is a condition that occurs when your body doesn’t have the proper balance of water, fluids and electrolytes. Those at highest risk for becoming dehydrated are older adults, young children and pregnant women. Fluid loss occurs throughout the day even when doing the more...

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Suicide: How WE Can Prevent It

By at July 6, 2012 | 8:30 am |

Suicide: How WE Can Prevent It

The American public is becoming more aware that suicide is a big problem in society and is working to decrease the number of deaths related to suicide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 3000 people commit suicide per day. Also, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. more...

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Eat Your Carbs, and Lose Weight Too!

By at June 29, 2012 | 8:30 am |

Eat Your Carbs, and Lose Weight Too!

Obesity is one problem many Americans deal with on a daily basis. It drives people to try fad diets, diet pills, and surgery. Unfortunately, these are often just temporary solutions and once people stop following the diet or taking the pills they find that the weight just comes back and they can’t understand why. Extremely low carbohydrate diets, like the Atkins work more...

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Walking Can Often Be THE BEST MEDICINE

By at June 22, 2012 | 8:45 am |

Walking Can Often Be THE BEST MEDICINE

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to loose weight and stay healthy is closer that you think. It’s your own two feet, of course!!!!!! Not only is it free, but you can do it almost anytime and anywhere. The following are a few tips to ensure a safe and effective walking program. Start out with a good pair of walking shoes. They are specifically designed to more...

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Genetic Counseling Helps Diagnose Cancer “In the Genes”

By at June 15, 2012 | 8:45 am |

Genetic Counseling Helps Diagnose Cancer “In the Genes”

Have you had cancer at a young age or have had two or more cancers such as breast, ovarian or colon, or have a family history of certain cancers? If so, you are eligible for genetic counseling and testing through The Katherine Ann King Rudolph Hereditary Cancer Genetics Program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. “Certain individuals have risks for certain more...

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Craze?

By at June 8, 2012 | 8:15 am |

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Craze?

In America, many people think of health care in terms of Western medicine, but over the last few years, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have become more and more popular. You may find yourself asking “What is this complementary and alternative medicine craze? CAM encompasses many different practices, products and therapies that individuals can use to more...

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