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Health Connection: February 2020

4 Healthy Habits That Will Help Your Heart Being proactive about protecting your heart doesn’t have to involve a huge lifestyle overhaul. Here are four heart-healthy habits you can easily incorporate into your everyday life. Eat BreakfastIf you are among the 20 to 30 percent of U.S. adults who, according to the Center for Science…

Health Connection: January 2020

Top 10 Essential Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Needs Along with other nutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates and dietary fats, vitamins and minerals help our body to grow and thrive. Each of these 10 essential vitamins and minerals plays a different role in our overall health. Most of us get what we need in our…

Health Connection: December 2019

On Schedule: Why Vaccination Timing Matters for Your Child’s Health You show up for your baby’s two-month well-child visit, knowing that some vaccinations will occur during this appointment. But when you learn that your tiny infant is scheduled to be vaccinated against six diseases at once, you may wonder why they need so many in…

Health Connection: November 2019

What to Know Before Your Loved One Comes Home From the Hospital Nothing brightens the face of a hospital patient like the moment the doctor tells them they can go home. As a family member, you’re also happy and relieved, knowing your loved one’s condition has improved enough for discharge. But before you leave with…

Health Connection: October 2019

Understanding Addiction Chances are, someone you know and care about has struggled with addiction. It’s not a surprise. Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual study sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), suggest that 18.7 million American adults — that’s 1 in 12…

Health Connection: September 2019

The Flu Shot: Separating Myth from Fact The CDC estimates that between 9 million and 49 million people fall ill from the flu each year, leading to more than 200,000 hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths annually. But as a recent University of Chicago survey noted, almost 40 percent of American adults still skip…

Health Connection: August 2019

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Grow into Healthy Adults To grow into healthy, capable adults, kids need to learn to function independently by solving problems and interacting with the world. Despite this, it’s often one of the hardest things for parents to allow their kids to do. After all, good parents are supposed to…

Health Connection: July 2019

A Head-to-Toe Guide to Sun Safety Summertime fun can quickly be ruined by summertime sun. It takes just 15 minutes for the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays to damage your skin. Damage from the sun is the biggest risk for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the…

Health Connection: June 2019

When It Comes to Health, Gender Matters: Top Health Tips for Men and Women Staying healthy can be hard. With so many different health suggestions available, it can be difficult to know which to try or trust. Plus, when it comes to health advice, gender plays a significant role in some conditions. Follow these tips…

Health Connection: May 2019

Why It’s Time to Make Mental Health a Priority When it comes to overall health and well-being, mental health should be part of the equation. Unfortunately, all too often, we pay little or no attention to our mental wellness. Ignoring your mental health can cause a ripple effect throughout your body and life. As Mental…