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Most Common Sports Injuries

Playing sports has many benefits. You will not only benefit your physical and mental health, but you will also have the opportunity to build friendships with your teammates. However, playing a sport can be risky. There are several injuries that are common in athletes. Knee Injuries A knee injury is often referred to as patellofemoralMORE

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What Are The Symptoms Of Heat Stroke And Heat Exhaustion?

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As spring cool weather gives way to summer, the outdoors calls for long days of camping, yard work, swimming and other outdoor activities. While the sun can provide a great burst of Vitamin D, entering the heat unprepared can quickly result in potentially serious health consequences. If you’re planning on spending extended amounts of timeMORE

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June is Men’s Health Month

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June is Men’s Health Month, and as such it is dedicated to bringing awareness to the leading illnesses and health conditions that affect young boys and men across the nation. With greater awareness of these conditions and early detection when possible, men of all ages can live healthier, happier, and more productive lives. The TopMORE

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National Mental Health Month

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May is national mental health month. Approximately one in five Americans will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post traumatic stress disorder are just a few illnesses that can affect us. Many people will suffer in silence, as they feel ashamed to admit that they have a problemMORE

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Brush Up On Boat Safety

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As the saying goes: If you’re lucky enough to live near the beach, you’re lucky enough. That adage holds true for any of the bodies of water in our beautiful coastal region. While the opportunities for water-based recreation definitely place us in a fortunate position, don’t count on luck to keep you safe on theMORE

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Donʼt Worry; Be Happy—It Will Probably Make You Healthier, Too

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Are you an irrepressible optimist? Do you know someone whose mood tends to be low, and goes downhill from there? Research suggests that the cause of these personality differences is probably half genetics, half choice. And that the glass-half-full person is likely healthier in body, as well as mind. Studies of identical twins who wereMORE

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When The Bee Stings…

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April showers bring May flowers… and flowers bring bees and other stinging insects. Just as it’s common for humans to become more active with the onset of spring, so it is with insects. They typically stay active throughout the summer and early fall, going into overwinter mode as the cold weather sets in. For mostMORE

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For Many, The Joys of Spring Also Bring The Miseries of Allergies

Ah, spring. Days become longer and warmer. Flowers bloom. Birds sing. And allergies kick in. So far, the 2016 allergy season is shaping up to be especially active. Because of leap year, the spring equinox came a day early and during the first part of March, temperatures were 10 to 30 degrees higher than normalMORE

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Go Ahead… Sing Your Heart Out!

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Do you find yourself humming as you go through your day? Do you sing along with the radio, or while taking a shower? If so, good for you! Literally. Research shows that singing is not just fun and mood enhancing, it also has significant health benefits. Studies of the brain show that singing releases bothMORE

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Quitters Win: Stop Smoking To Reclaim Better Health

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The bad news is widely known: Smoking tobacco is an addictive habit that can lead to serious health problems and diseases, as well as an early death. The good news is not as well publicized: Quitting. Even in long-time smokers, quitting will greatly reduce the risks for developing smoking-related diseases, thereby positively impacting life span.MORE

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