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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides education and awareness about breast cancer, risk factors, and ways to prevent the disease. Below are some breast cancer prevention tips that could save your life. Examine Yourself Checking youself regularly for lumps is an important step in early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Examine your breasts and around the armpits for any lumps. Do this once a month, a few days after your periods. Make an appointment to see your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Genetic Testing Genetic testing can detect mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or other cancerous…

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, many women are reminded of helpful ways they can work towards prevention. Every woman wants to know how to reduce their risk of breast cancer and while there are a number of factors that can contribute to your level of risk, there are preventive methods that you can implement to your lifestyle. Stay Active Maintaining an active lifestyle is an important step to breast cancer prevention. Research has suggested that women who increase their physical activity reduce the risk of cancer between 10 -30 percent. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk to your…

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Getting fit can be fun when you include the entire family. By making it a family affair you can all help motivate one another to eat better and get more exercise while having fun together. You and your spouse will enjoy the energy that results from a healthier lifestyle while the kids will be able to develop good habits that can last a lifetime. Best of all, getting fit with your family is a wonderful way to find room for both family time and exercise in your busy schedule. The Fitness Challenge The best way to get the entire family…

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Before you sign your child up for gymnastics, you need to consider all that it entails. Here are some things you need to know about gymnastics and its benefits. Expectations Tell your child that no one expects them to do flips on the first day. It’ll start out slow to make sure your child understands and knows the basics. Before kids ever start on tumbling, the bars or the balance beam, they have to learn how to lunge, hollow, straddle, pike, tuck and arch. These basic positions will be helpful in assuming the correct form and being flexible while doing…

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Cold and flu seasons are always tough. But with the Coronavirus fears added to the mix, everyone is more concerned about preventing the spread of illness. Fortunately, all of these viral infections are killed quite easily and you can prevent their spread if you do become ill. Steps to Stay Healthy If you are healthy, you still play an important role in preventing the transmission of viruses and bacteria. The following tips will help you stay healthy and prevent the spread of bacteria: Wash your hands properly Use hand sanitizer only when hand washing isn’t possible Don’t touch your face…

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There isn’t a single person alive who doesn’t experience stress from time to time. Everyday worries, busy schedules, careers, and a list of countless other occurrences can cause us to feel stressed or anxious, but there are plenty of easy ways to combat this that you might not have thought of before. In this article, we have put together a list of several ways that you can de-stress quickly and find a moment of peace or relief despite an otherwise chaotic day. Continue reading to learn more, and be sure to try these out the next time you are feeling…

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Maintaining an active lifestyle is a key step to improving heart health. Physical activity not only strengthens the heart, but also helps manage your weight, prevents damage to your arteries, reduces high blood sugar, and combats high blood pressure. You do not have to be an athlete to improve your heart health, and it’s never too late to start working out. Aerobic exercise and strength training is the most beneficial to heart health. Don’t forget to stretch! Although it is not the main contributor to heart health, improving your flexibility provides the support your body needs for aerobic and strength…

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Each year in February, pediatric dentists and their assistants give visits to schools and other community events to promote the benefits of proper dental hygiene during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Sponsored by the American Dental Association, these dedicated professionals provide over $30,000 in free annual dental care to approximately 10,000 at-risk children. To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month and the devoted dental-healthcare professionals that make it happen every year, here are some oral-hygiene facts that all parents and teachers should be aware of: • Dental caries, commonly referred to as cavities, are over seven times more common in…

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It’s coming up, so be prepared! National Wear Red Day falls on the very first Friday of February. While we may not hear about it as much as other events, National Wear Red Day is just as important as others. If you have never heard about it before, now is your chance to become informed. February has been designated as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association. The first Friday of February is meant for everyone to come together to raise awareness over an important issue- heart disease in women. That’s because heart disease, along with strokes, kill every…

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The flu is a viral infection that mostly affects the sinuses and lungs. However, it can cause symptoms throughout your entire body. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and include fever, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, sore throat, congestion, and cough. This can last for a few days or up to 2 weeks. Anyone  and everyone is vulnerable to catching the flu. The elderly and persons with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to getting sick and may experience worse complications. This can include pneumonia and even risk of death. Because the flu is a virus, it does not respond…

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