• Eliminating Migraine Headaches

    Eliminating Migraine Headaches

    Migraine Headaches A migraine headache is an intense, throbbing pain on one side or both sides of the head. Migraines may also cause other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise. What Are The Causes? Doing or taking certain things may also trigger migraines, such as: • Alcohol. • Smoking. •

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  • American Diabetes Alert Day

    American Diabetes Alert Day

    Tips for Meal Prepping If You Have Diabetes Controlling your blood sugar (glucose) levels can be challenging when you have a packed schedule or limited meal options. The following tips can help you meal prep to manage your diabetes. If you have questions or if you need help, work with your health care provider or

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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of brain injury that can be caused by a strong blow to the head (closed injury) or by an object that penetrates the skull and enters the brain (open injury). TBI can change the way your brain functions and can range from mild to

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  • March is National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month

    How to Eat Healthy at School Lunch at school may be the meal in which you have the most choices of what to eat. You may not be able to choose whether you buy your lunch or bring it from home, but you can choose what you eat and do not eat. Deciding what to

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  • March is National Kidney Month

    March is National Kidney Month

    Kidney Stones Kidney stones (urolithiasis) are rock-like masses that form inside of the kidneys. Kidneys are organs that make pee (urine). A kidney stone can cause very bad pain and can block the flow of pee. The stone usually leaves your body (passes) through your pee. You may need to have a doctor take out

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  • Ear Pain

    Ear Pain

    Earwax Buildup The ears produce a substance called earwax that helps keep bacteria out of the ear and protects the skin in the ear canal. Occasionally, earwax can build up in the ear and cause discomfort or hearing loss. What increases the risk? This condition is more likely to develop in people who: • Are

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  • Norovirus (Stomach Bug)

    Norovirus (Stomach Bug)

    Norovirus Infection Norovirus infection causes inflammation in the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis) and food poisoning. It is caused by exposure to a virus in a group of similar viruses called noroviruses. Norovirus spreads very easily from person to person (is very contagious). It often occurs in places where people are in close contact, such as

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  • Sinus Pain

    Sinus Pain

    Sinusitis (Sinus Infection) Sinusitis is soreness and swelling (inflammation) of your sinuses. Sinuses are hollow spaces in the bones around your face. They are located: • Around your eyes. • In the middle of your forehead. • Behind your nose. • In your cheekbones. Your sinuses and nasal passages are lined with a fluid called

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  • February is Heart Month

    February is Heart Month

    Heart-Healthy Eating Plan Heart-healthy meal planning includes: • Eating less unhealthy fats. • Eating more healthy fats. • Making other changes in your diet. Talk with your doctor or a diet specialist (dietitian) to create an eating plan that is right for you. What is my plan? Your doctor may recommend an eating plan that

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Living With Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is also known as the “winter blues.” It is a condition in which you feel depressed at specific times of the year. The most common times for this condition are late fall and winter. How To Manage Lifestyle Changes Managing

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