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July 29, 2020

Medical Appointments You Should Keep During the Pandemic

local94news shared this story from AARP - Health.

Critical cancer screenings, vital vaccinations, emergency symptoms call for visits ... Non-urgent medical appointments have been on hold for much of the pandemic. ... Over the past four months, pat...

July 29, 2020

COVID Fears Shouldn't Keep You From the ER

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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Patients need to understand that hospitals provide safe care and quick treatment is essential to prevent death and disability, doctors say.

July 29, 2020

Yet Another Study Finds Vaccines Are Safe

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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Vaccine hesitancy among Americans has been highlighted as a potential problem in the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some experts concerned that too many folks simply won't get a coronavirus vaccine even if one proves safe and effective.

July 21, 2020

Nearly 60% of American children lack healthy cardiorespiratory fitness

local94news shared this story from American Heart Association.

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June 30, 2020

5 Tips to Keep Cool and Dry While Wearing a Face Mask

local94news shared this story from AARP - Health.

With health authorities continuing to urge face-covering in public to curb the spread of COVID-19, we've become familiar with the minor irritants of wearing masks: chafed ears, foggy glasses, snapp...

June 30, 2020

10 vegetables to plant with your kids this summer

local94news shared this story from American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association suggests gardening as a fun way to boost mental health and physical activity along with nutrition





June 30, 2020

Dental Appointments Won't Be the Same in COVID Era

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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Your dental appointment will not be the same, with changes from the waiting room to the dental chair, dentists say.

June 09, 2020

11 Diabetes Dos: Your Type 2 Checklist

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

Your type 2 diabetes checklist includes, smart food choices, regular medical visits, monitoring your A1c, and more.

June 09, 2020

5 Ways to Control What You Can

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

During a crisis, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Left unrecognized or ignored, anxiety and stress can have negative consequences on your physical, emotional, and mental health. Try these five strategies to manage your feelings.

June 09, 2020

Prediabetes 101

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

Prediabetes is a condition that happens when your blood sugar levels are above normal but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes.  Learn more about it and what you can do to avoid it.

May 28, 2020

Thinking about returning to the gym? Here’s what you need to consider.

local94news shared this story from Wellness.

Among the factors you should weigh are your area’s covid-19 cases, your health and the gym’s policies.





May 28, 2020

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

New research identifies the keys to success for long-term weight management.

May 28, 2020

How to Maintain Motivation in a Pandemic

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

“Doing what’s meaningful — acting on what really matters to a person — is the antidote to burnout.”

May 19, 2020

Quarantine Having Lasting Impacts on Kids’ Health

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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The coronavirus quarantine is having a positive effect on some kids' well-being, yet many others are struggling and risk lasting damage.

May 19, 2020

How to Prepare For In-Person Visits with Your Doctor

local94news shared this story from AARP - Health.

What to expect, how to prepare for a nonurgent appointment ... Busy medical waiting rooms are likely a thing of the past. ... Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, doctors’ offices throughou...

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