Tag - health tips

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Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween: Tips from the CDC
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12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season: Tips from the CDC
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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Colon But Were Afraid to Ask
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Seven Back-to-School Health Tips for Kids
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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer
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Illinois Poison Center Gives 10 Tips on Proper Food Handling
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Diabetes-Friendly Warm Gingerbread-Pumpkin Pudding
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Back to School Health Tips from Dr. Valek
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Tips to Tame Holiday Stress

Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween: Tips from the CDC

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stay safe and healthy. 1. Get Moving Carve out time to be active this Halloween between get-togethers and trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Take a walk and do some weight training to help…

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12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season: Tips from the CDC

Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays. Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. It’s flu season. Wash your…

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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Colon But Were Afraid to Ask

Since March marks Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we decided to talk to Little Company of Mary expert Dr. Michael Hurtuk, a Colorectal Surgeon. We know the colon is a sensitive topic. While the fact remains that “everybody poops,” it is probably equally true that almost everyone is embarrassed to talk about it. We decided to…

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Seven Back-to-School Health Tips for Kids

It feels like summer break just started, but as the old adage goes, time flies when you are having fun. School will be here before we know it! As the school year approaches and parents are scheduling school physicals, it’s a good time to start thinking about how to keep kids healthy throughout the school…

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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancers — including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma — often start as changes to your skin. They can be new growths or precancerous lesions — changes that are not cancer but could become cancer over time. An estimated 40% to 50% of fair-skinned people who live to be 65 will develop…

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Illinois Poison Center Gives 10 Tips on Proper Food Handling

With Thanksgiving now less than a week away, the Illinois Poison Center is giving 10 food handling tips to keep guests safe over the holidays. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 76 million people become ill from food each year. However, if you follow these 10 tips from IPC experts, you may be…

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Diabetes-Friendly Warm Gingerbread-Pumpkin Pudding

Looking for some diabetes-friendly holiday recipes? Prevention.com offers a healthy twist on this delicious gingerbread-pumpkin pudding dish. This pudding garners much of its flavor from spices that are reminiscent of autumn weather, like allspice and cinnamon. PREP TIME: 5 minutes COOK TIME: 25 minutes SERVINGS: 6 2 lg eggs 2 lg egg whites 1/4 c…

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Back to School Health Tips from Dr. Valek

The lazy days of summer have passed, and everyone is gearing up for back to school. If you still haven’t taken your children in for a back to school physical, now is the time. You may wonder what your child’s doctor looks for at this particular exam. Dr. Valek, a Family Medicine Physician at Little…

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Tips to Tame Holiday Stress

The holidays are right around the corner. And although they can include fun times with family and friends, they can also be stressful. “Stress can not only wear at your happiness and ability to enjoy the season, it can also negatively affect your overall health,” says Melissa Chappell, M.D., internist and psychiatrist at Little Company…

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