Category - Health Information

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Healthy and Safe Swimming
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4th of July and Safe Grilling: Tips from the CDC
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Local Police Officer Receives New Lease on Life after Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital
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Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Efforts Continue to Impact Lives in El Salvador
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Having a Baby and Emotional Health
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Spring Into Fresh Eating
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Don’t Stop and Smell the Roses: Avoiding Spring Allergies
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Quick Tips to Add Exercise to Your Routine
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Learning to Recognize Stress Is Key to Dealing with It
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What Does a Super Woman Eat? Superfoods

Healthy and Safe Swimming

Pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. Learn how to stay healthy and safe when in the water this summer! Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United States. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including water-based activity, has…

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4th of July and Safe Grilling: Tips from the CDC

Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season. Separate When shopping, pick up meat, poultry, and seafood last, right before checkout. Separate them from other food in your shopping cart and grocery bags. To guard against cross-contamination, put…

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Local Police Officer Receives New Lease on Life after Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital

Kevin Hammond, 49, never expected to be a candidate for Bariatric surgery. A police officer, Hammond always was active, outgoing and hard-working. After a knee injury in 2011, he was out of work for some time. His wake-up call came after hitting his heaviest weight of close to 300 pounds. After a few years of…

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Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Efforts Continue to Impact Lives in El Salvador

For nearly two decades  the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk ( BBCW) has raised more than $6 million to support Little Company of Mary Hospital’s (LCMH) award-winning Comprehensive Breast Health Center and impacted the lives of thousands of breast cancer survivors. With generous community support, the BBCW has been able to sustain its support of current…

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Spring Into Fresh Eating

When the weather starts to warm up, thoughts of afternoon picnics, family barbecues and restaurant patio dining may begin filling your head. This is also the perfect time of year to start enjoying all the seasonal produce that’s available. Sweet and tart fruits, crispy and bold vegetables — all of these abound in the warmer…

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Don’t Stop and Smell the Roses: Avoiding Spring Allergies

Each year, over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Family doctors and specialists can often help relieve the sneezes and sniffles that start every spring once they understand your particular allergy sensitivity. This process starts by diagnosing allergy triggers using a skin test.   With this test, a health care provider makes a series of…

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Quick Tips to Add Exercise to Your Routine

Plan your activity for the week. Spread out your exercise routine through the week, and aim for at least 10 minutes of exercise at a time. Try to fit exercise in at least three days of the week. Leave the car at home. Instead of driving to work or the store, walk or take your…

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Learning to Recognize Stress Is Key to Dealing with It

Stress is part of life, in small and large amounts. Everyday hassles and small irritations such as traffic jams, long lines and arguing with a spouse or child can quickly add up to be as stressful as life’s obvious major stresses like loss of job, death, moving or divorce. What is stress anyway? Stress is…

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What Does a Super Woman Eat? Superfoods

Want that healthy glow? It’s no secret that a balanced diet rich in whole grains, fruit, vegetables and lean protein provides your body with the nutrients it needs. However, adding superfoods to your diet gives more nutritional bang for your buck. Superfoods you don’t want to ignore: Try incorporating the following superfoods into your diet:…

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