Category Archives: Healthcare

February Health Spotlight: Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, someone dies of heart disease every 36 seconds in the US. That is 2,380 deathsRead More

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6 ways to lower your cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the U.S. That’s why it’s important to take steps early on. While someRead More

Salmon, spinach, broccoli, almonds, chia seeds, multigrain bread, eggs, cinnamon, and a few other types of nuts

Cholesterol: Know the terms

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest food.Read More

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NIH breast cancer research roundup

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) helps fund thousands of studies nationwide to better understand and treat breast cancer, which will affect one out of eight women in the U.S. duringRead More

Cheryll Plunkett, middle, with her daughter, son, and husband.

Cheryll Plunkett never stops fighting

Cheryll Plunkett of Medway, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2015. I was diagnosed in 2002, 13 months after my second child wasRead More

Common vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Vaping: What you need to know

Vapes are battery-operated devices that heat liquid with nicotine, marijuana, or flavorings. Some vapes contain other unknown substances or chemicals. When heated, the liquid turns into aerosol, which people inhaleRead More

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Tips for talking to your teen about vaping

Vaping nicotine or marijuana can cause long-lasting health problems for your child. So, it’s important to talk with your young or teenage children about the potential dangers of vaping. HereRead More

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Back to school health: Vaccination checklist

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which brings attention to the value of protecting yourself and your family from vaccine-preventable diseases like chickenpox and the flu. Vaccines help control andRead More

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Stroke: What you need to know

A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to the brain. A person’s brain cells start to die within a few minutes because they can’t get the oxygen and nutrients theyRead More