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Being proactive with your health and seeing a doctor regularly are important to preventing serious medical conditions. Well-woman visits (also known as annual exams, pelvic exams, or gynecological exams) are an important part of your preventative care routine. What is a Well-Woman Visit? A well-woman visit is an exam performed by any doctor, nurse practitioner, or other provider. You often can see your regular primary care physician if you prefer, or you can schedule your well-woman visit with an ob/gyn. At a well-woman visit, the goal is prevention. Your provider will examine you physically and ask you questions about your…

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Because allergies and colds have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to determine whether what you are experiencing is a cold or seasonal allergies. Determining the cause of your symptoms is important, because how you treat a cold is different from how you treat allergies. In addition, if left untreated or treated improperly, it can result in more serious complications. Allergies can turn into bronchial infections and colds can turn into sinus infections. Once the initial issue turns into a more serious problem, recovery can be delayed from a few weeks to a few months. What is a cold? A…

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Staying in shape is no easy task, especially with other responsibilities like work, family, errands, and extra-curricular activities. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to spring back into a fitness routine or even start a brand new one. Follow the tips below and you’ll get that beach body back in no time. Food Regardless of how many hours you workout at the gym, you need to maintain a healthy diet. Eat small meals of lean protein, veggies, and whole grains throughout the day. Meal prep at the beginning of the week and divide your meals into individual portions for each day,…

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If you’re looking for ways to improve your heart health, there are several workouts that you can do. Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day? Here are a couple of aerobic exercises that you can do to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Walking Whether you go for a walk outdoors or rely on the trusty treadmill, a brisk walk can help improve your physical health. When going for a walk, make sure that you bring some tunes, wear comfortable shoes, and let people…

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Dental hygienists, assistants and dentists will be traveling all over the country to raise awareness about oral hygiene. They will be going to over 100 schools and visiting 10,000 children and providing care to children whose parents cannot afford. Important Facts to Know About National Children’s Dental Health Tooth Decay is Prevalent Among Children Half of children will have tooth decay before they are 5-years-old. There are 5 times as many children with tooth decay as there is with asthma. Tooth decay is also 7 times more common than allergies. Most Children Are…

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National Wear Red Day is designed to increase awareness about heart disease among women. This day was created to deliver an urgent wake-up call to women about the number one health threat, heart disease. Easy Ways to Boost Heart Health There are many things you can do to decrease your chances of cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, it is not necessary to become a marathon runner in order to live a healthier lifestyle. The most essential part of creating a heart-healthy routine is by making good choices with regard to diet and exercise. Ways to Enhance Your Heart Health Stay Hydrated Consuming…

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Common sense tells you to stay away from someone who has the flu, especially since the particular strain of flu this year is very dangerous. But when the wheezing, sneezing person is a close friend, your spouse or one of your children, you may not have the option to isolate yourself. If you have to stay home to look after someone who is sick, how do you avoid catching the flu yourself? Here are some ways to avoid catching the flu. Keep Yourself Fit It’s important to keep yourself as fit and healthy as possible prior to contracting the flu.…

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We spend a third of our lives at work, so attempting adapt a healthy lifestyle requires us to incorporate changes at the workplace. This might seem like an insignificant step, but it can have a big impact on your life and you may inspire your coworkers to do the same. Avoid Snacking Many people bring candy and snacks to work and leave them out on a desk or table to share with others in the workplace. It’s better to avoid these areas as much as possible to reduce the likelihood of snacking on unhealthy choices. By reducing the temptation, you’re…

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During the winter, some people come down with the flu like clockwork every year and experience some type of chronic pain, but it does not have to be that way. When you’re sick, it just means your immune system is working overtime to keep you well and it has finally exhausted its reserves. To get healthy and stay that way, it takes an intentional approach to re-fueling your immune system. Here are some easy and affordable ways to boost your immune system so you can enjoy a happy and healthy 2018. De-stress Stress won’t just make you sick, it can…

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Gyms offer all-in-one access to working out: you can find classes, weights, and a variety of machines to help you meet your fitness goals. But all that convenience and accessibility comes at a price. Sometimes it’s a price you simply can’t afford. But just because you can’t afford to join a gym doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fitness goals. Here are cheap ways to get fit that don’t require a gym membership. TV and DVD shows You can find a plethora of exercise DVDs that are usually quite affordable, allowing you to stock up on several different kinds.…

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