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How to Stay Active During Pregnancy

As the months of your pregnancy begin, we know it can be hard to stay active. You may not feel like moving around much and it may be hard to fit any sort of activity in with everything else going on. But staying active during pregnancy has proven to reduce the risk of complications and make your overall pregnancy experience better. So, we have compiled a list of tips to help you stay on track.

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Healthy Spring Recipes for Kids

Snow is melting and spring is around the corner. As the weather breaks, we often want our families to start eating healthier, but finding recipes that everyone enjoys can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve compiled a few kid (and adult) friendly recipes to try to keep your family healthy and happy. 

Chicken Fingers and Green Beans with Tahini Sauce

chicken fingers and green beans with tahini sauce

Health Symptoms Women Should Pay Attention To

Life can often get so hectic that women can forget to stop and take care of themselves. We may over look health concerns or think that they will pass, but it’s important for us to pay attention to our bodies and know when to see a doctor. These are five symptoms you don’t want to ignore and should give your doctor a call about. 

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Signs of Seasonal Depression

As snow continues to fall, it can often feel like there is no end in sight to winter. Days of cold, snow, and gray skies can really do a number on how you feel. These feelings can often become overwhelming, to the point where you may feel like you are experiencing more than just the winter blues. 

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Common Winter Injury Prevention Tips

Winter weather can lead to more than just itchy, dry skin and flu season. Winter injuries are a real possibility for many people. A combination of poor traction and certain activities caused by snow and ice are a cause for concern for many people in snowy regions. 

However, once you learn about some common winter injuries, you can also prepare for them. Here are some common winter injuries and what you can do to help prevent them.

Image of a man shoveling snow. Read our tips on winter injury prevention.

Four Health Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a great time to gather with friends and family, but it can also usher in some less than desirable health concerns. A combination of cold weather, sick people, and busy schedules can lead to a month full of runny noses and headaches if you’re not careful. Here are four holiday health tips to keep you on your feet this season.

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Recognizing Health Risks During African American Heritage and Health Week

Black History Month is an opportunity to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans that have helped build our country and remember their deeds and sacrifices. However, it’s important to remember to honor your own life as you honor the men and women who have made a difference over the years.

Like Black history, your health is something you need to consider all year round. African Americans are subject to some health disparities, making some health issues more prevalent. Some of these major health risks for African Americans include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

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Current Research in Breast Cancer

There are millions of breast cancer survivors in the United States, and researchers are doing plenty of work to try and save even more women from the deadly disease. Here are a few of the initiatives that medical centers are studying to try and cure and prevent breast cancer.

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