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Revisit National Health Week

Revisit National Health Week

April 4-10th was National Health Week. And, while we might have deemed that week specifically for it, we shouldn’t forget what we learned. As an initiative of the American Public Health Association, National Health Week was created to: Strengthen the profession of public health Understand, engage and support key public health issues Directly influence public […]

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April 25-29 is Every Kid Healthy Week

April 25-29 is Every Kid Healthy Week

Every kid healthy week is an annual observance that was created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. It is observed during the last week of April each year, but why is it so special? I know, you are always concerned with your child’s health, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add more attention to […]

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The Root of Migraines

The Root of Migraines

Have you ever had a migraine? If so, you already know just how excruciating they can be. From avoiding light to hiding in your room with a washcloth over your eyes, it seems impossible to make the pain go away. However, a study in animals suggests that blocking a single neurotransmitter in the brain may […]

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Spring Cookouts and TMD

Spring Cookouts and TMD

Welcome Spring! While we all might be excited for spring weather and cookouts, it is also extremely important to watch what you eat when you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Yes, that triple cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and bacon sounds delicious, but it may cause you more pain than you need or […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Since 1987, April has been Alcohol Awareness Month according to the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD). The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. To join in on this effort in raising alcohol […]

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It’s National Diabetes Day!

It’s National Diabetes Day!

That’s right! March 22, 2016 is National Diabetes Day! While this might only be one day, it is important to keep raising awareness for diabetes all year long. This is especially true because of the connect between diabetes and sleep apnea. So, in light of National Diabetes Day, let’s talk about an area of sleep […]

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Treating Sleep Apnea Can Help Heart Failure Patients

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Help Heart Failure Patients

It appears that as time goes on and more research is completed, we find more and more connections with sleep apnea. This time around, treating sleep apnea appears to help heart failure patients. What does this mean? It means that hospital readmission rates for heart failure patients could be greatly reduced with an early diagnosis […]

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Lifestyle Changes Can Help You Control Sleep Apnea

Lifestyle Changes Can Help You Control Sleep Apnea

In addition to sleep apnea treatments it is also important to make lifestyle changes. Through these changes, you can improve your sleep and eliminate your symptoms of sleep apnea—it’s a win/win for your health and your sleep! Here are three lifestyle changes you should start making immediately—don’t wait until the New Year to change your […]

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Watch Out for Insomnia and Find Relief

Watch Out for Insomnia and Find Relief

The most common sleep complaint is insomnia. Whether you suffer from it or your friend does, you may have heard about insomnia before. Insomnia occurs when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or do not feel refreshed in the morning. The causes, symptoms and severity of insomnia vary from person to person, but might […]