Health and Beauty Archive

  • February is American Heart Month

    About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which often […]

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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure […]

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  • Seven Steps to Safe Food In the Summer

    During warm weather, it is especially important to take extra precautions and practice safe food handling when preparing perishable foods such as meat, poultry, seafood and egg products. The warmer weather conditions may be ideal for outdoor picnics and barbecues, but they also provide a […]

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  • Keeping Cool: Tips for People and Pets

    Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Here are some tips for keeping cool during the extreme heat and also tips for keeping pets cooled down. Stay Cool Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. •Stay […]

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  • Managing Summer Heat, Traveling With Diabetes

    Summer is here, and so is vacation season. If you have diabetes, make plans to manage your disease while traveling so you can stay healthy and enjoy your trip. Getting out of the routine is part of the fun of traveling. But if you have […]

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  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to […]

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