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St. Mark’s Hospital Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the 21st year in a row, St. Mark’s Hospital kicked-off the beginning of October and Breast Cancer Awareness month during its annual Pink Ribbon Tying event to honor the lives saved and tragically lost to breast cancer. Staff, patients and their families were invited to write the names of loved ones affected by breast [...]

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When reviewing your daycare’s policies on toy sanitation

Want Healthy Kids? What to Look for in Daycare Policies to Keep Kids Healthy

If you’re considering daycare for your little one, you can be sure of one thing: He’ll probably get sick. A nuisance in the early years, sure, but there is a silver lining. The same kids that get sick in daycare are likely to develop immunity to illnesses in the longer term. This means they’ll probably [...]

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21 hours per week - the amount of time family caregivers spend helping a loved one with daily activities.

Self-Care For the Caregiver: 3 Common Family Caregiver Health Issues

Your life as a caregiver is all about taking care of someone else. Along the way, it’s easy to forget about your own health. While you’re cooking meals, lifting your disabled loved one after a fall or keeping track of  medications, you have somehow ignored your own doctor’s appointments. And when was the last time [...]

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69% - the percentage of US adults who are overweight or obese

Prediabetes: the Ultimate Wake-Up Call

If the weatherman told you a storm was coming, you’d carry an umbrella, right? If the landlord said he was turning the water off at noon, you’d shower before then, correct? And if your GPS showed two hours of traffic ahead, you’d probably take another route, wouldn’t you? That’s the beauty of warnings. They give [...]

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Screening can find illnesses earlier, when they’re easier and less expensive to treat.

3 Preventative Measures to Cut Your Healthcare Costs

The main reason people get health insurance is because no one wants to be hit with a medical bill so high that it sends you into sticker shock—or worse, bankruptcy. There’s another form of insurance coverage that can prevent the need for expensive medical care in the first place. It’s called a healthy lifestyle. We [...]

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