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Can Stress Cause Muscle and Joint Pain?

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The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of many Americans. People are experiencing more stress and anxiety than ever before. What may not be as apparent to some is how that stress is affecting their muscles and joints. During stressful times the body secretes cortisol, epinephrine and other brain chemicals that can cause our muscles to tighten, …

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What are Some Wellness Tips for Black Friday Shopping?

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Tradition in the United States basically says the day after we feast on Thanksgiving, we go out shopping. That day is known as Black Friday. You’ve already been getting notifications in your inbox or even holiday catalogs in the mail. This is a big day for a lot of people and retailers. Black Friday brings people out early in the …

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Things You May Not Have Heard from Your Doctor About Breast Cancer

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It can be difficult for others to understand what you’re feeling without going through it themselves. When it comes to breast cancer, your medical team can provide you with a wealth of expert medical advice. But when it comes to the actual experience, some insight may be better understood by talking to other women who have walked the breast cancer …

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Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During the School Year

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School is a place where kids learn and grow, develop social skills, and become independent individuals. It can also be a place where they pick up germs and illnesses and bring them home. At school, children spend a lot of time in classrooms where they can easily transfer infections to one another. But by helping kids establish some important habits, …

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Back to School Tips to Get A Great Start to the New School Year

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Summer is officially coming to an end, so it’s time to think about school again. As you pick out new clothes and backpacks, here are some back-to-school preparations that can make a real difference in your child’s health and academic success this school year. Get your child on a good sleep schedule – During the summer, we often let our …

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COVID Vaccine Update

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Are you protected? Covid’s not over yet… If you or your family members are not yet vaccinated, your vaccine doses are still out there waiting for you, free of charge. To claim them, goto https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/ and find the nearest location to reserve yours now. 70% of U.S. adults have had at least one shot of a Covid vaccine, according to …

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COVID Update – Delta Variant

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The bad news: The highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus now makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).(1) Although almost all hospitalizations and deaths are occurring with unvaccinated people, even some vaccinated people are picking up breakthrough infections, and can become carriers in spreading the …

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The Best Foods for High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is a common and preventable risk factor for heart disease. Medications, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, are commonly used to reduce blood pressure levels. However, lifestyle changes, including dietary modifications, can help lower blood pressure levels to optimal ranges and reduce your risk of heart disease. Following a nutritious, heart-healthy diet is suggested for all people with …

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Fireworks Safety Tips

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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. (1) Fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. The parts of the body most often injured were hands and fingers (an estimated 30 percent); legs (an estimated 23 percent); eyes (an estimated 15 …