Exercise Regularly

General Exercise Physical activity can be divided into two types: aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic exercise involves large muscle movements over a sustained period of time and includes activities like: Running Fast walking Aerobic exercise class When you make aerobic activity a part of your regular routine, your heart and cardiovascular system become much healthier.  In addition, your mood improves because exercise relieves...

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Fever and Tylenol Dosing in Children

Significances Fever is a normal body response to infection and a symptom of an illness, not an illness itself. Temperatures of 100-103 degrees are usual with childhood infections and help combat disease. Temperatures of 104 degrees and above may cause convulsions in infants and chills in older children and adults. Sudden changes in temperature can precipitate convulsions in infants...

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Safeguard Your Home

More than 20,000 Americans die every year due to home accidents and approximately 3000 more are disabled.  These figures are alarming.  What is more alarming is thousands of these deaths and injuries should never happen. They are easily preventable. Take a few moments right now to check if your home is accident prone.  This convenient list will help you locate potential hazards.  Once located,...

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GI Disorders

Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) Historically, the bland diet has been used in peptic ulcer disease (PUD). With the introduction of H2 inhibitors for the treatment of PUD, the use of diet has been questioned. In addition, there is growing evidence that most ulcers are associated with the microorganism called Helicobacter pylori, which is usually treated with bismuth-subsalicylate, tetracycline or ampicillin...

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Body Mass Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. Use this calculator for adults 20 years old and older.   To calculate body mass for children and teens 2 to 19...

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Reading Labels and Fun Food Facts

Tips on Reading Labels If it says Fat Free Low Fat Reduced Fat or Less Fat Saturated Fat Free Low Saturated Fat Reduced or Less Saturated Fat Cholesterol Free Low Cholesterol It means Less than .05g fat per serving 3g or less fat per serving At least 25% less fat per serving Less than .05g saturated fat per serving 1g or less and no more than 15% of calories from saturated fat per serving At...

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Drink Lots of Water

The Clear advantage We are constantly hearing of water's undisputed health benefits.  It is one of the most vital of all the nutrients, yet, for many it is perceived as having little or no value at all.  Whether it is for weight loss or just good health maintenance, cool refreshing water is the clear advantage! Did you know... You can survive long periods...

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Diets

Balance is the key to weight management and good nutrition. Whether you are interested in losing, gaining or maintaining your weight, setting a realistic personal goal for yourself and writing it down can help. Fast Food Fast food may not offer the healthiest options. The good news is that many restaurants are now adding healthier options to their menu. We have...

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Stomach Virus and Flu

The following is an example of a progressive diet that may be followed when you have a "stomach virus" or the flu. Start with clear  liquids:  Sodas, Gatorade, Jell-O, Clear Soups (like chicken or beef broth) and Popsicles. Try small amounts of the above about every 20 minutes rather than a lot at one time. Your stomach will tolerate small amounts....

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Menopause

Understanding Menopause In a 1972 episode of All In The Family, the theme was menopause: Archie: Edith, if you’re gonna have a change in life, you gotta do it right now. I’m gonna give you just 3o seconds! Edith: Can I finish my soup first? Unfortunately, this what many people, both men and women, still think they know about menopause. Menopause is perhaps...

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