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Guide to Hurricane Supplies 2020

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When a hurricane strikes, you can be on your own for 72 hours or more. Back in 1992, when Hurricane Andrew hit Homestead, there was not an operating supermarket from Kendall to Key Largo for weeks. Power was out in some areas for 9 weeks. In case this were to happen again, you want to have the necessities of life …

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Fireworks Safety

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On average, 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries during the weeks before and after the July 4th holiday. Fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths by following a few common-sense guidelines. Here are some safety tips to follow when using fireworks: Never allow …

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Protect Your Skin in the Sun

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The summer is the perfect time to enjoy some fun in the sun with your friends and family, but the sun can be harmful to your skin if you don’t use proper protection. Skin cancer can be caused by injury to skin cells that result in damaged DNA, due to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds or from the sun. …

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Simple Habits That Benefit Mental Health During COVID-19

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Mental health is just as important to our wellbeing as physical health, especially during COVID-19. Many experts recommend staying on track with your mental health in order to avoid a breakdown rather than focusing on “fixing” an issue once we are already facing it. Keeping your mind healthy can have a huge impact on your physical health and the quality …

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Effects of Stress on the Body

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Stress is a part of everyday life, and a little stress here and there is nothing to worry about. It’s when stress becomes chronic, though, that it begins to affect both your mental and physical health. If you feel you’re reaching a breaking point, it might be that stress is affecting your health in a negative way.  Sometimes, the effects …

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How To Keep Your Mind Healthy and Sharp

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It’s normal to forget small things such as where you placed your keys or wallet from time to time. In fact, this can happen at any point in our lives. As we age, our brains tend to shrink and blood flow to the brain lessens, causing minor changes in cognitive function. Many people associate growing older with cognitive impairment, though …

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New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Health

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A new year offers a new beginning and an opportunity to set an intention for the months to come. Many people forget about the goals they set by the end of January, and perhaps this is because they try to achieve unrealistic goals or don’t actually do anything to manifest the change they wanted to implement in their lives for …

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Helpful Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

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The holidays are a cheerful time of the year to spend with family, friends, and loved ones. Unfortunately, though, this can also become a time of high stress. Whether it is overspending, overeating, overworking, or taking in more family members than the number of beds in your home, some people perceive the holidays as a happy yet stressful time of …

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When to Ice or Heat an Injury

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Icing or heating an injury, also referred to as cryotherapy and thermotherapy, are quick and affordable ways to get instant relief at home from injuries and pain. While everyone can benefit from quick relief, not everyone has their facts straight when it comes to choosing one over the other. Knowing the benefits icing or applying heat to specific areas of …

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Swimming Lessons and Physical Health

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Swimming lessons offer a myriad of benefits when it comes to mental and physical health. Whether you’re an adult looking to take on a new hobby or searching for a good after-school activity for your kids, swimming lessons are one to consider. Have you ever wondered how swimming lessons can help you thrive and improve your health? Keep reading to …