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Thanksgiving Week Is Also GERD Awareness Week

family at Thanksgiving dinnerThere’s a month, week or day for just about every health condition. When it comes to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week, it makes sense to “celebrate” around Thanksgiving! That’s the week when many of us might experience heartburn—a burning sensation in the chest, behind the breastbone and in the middle of the abdomen. At Thanksgiving […]
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It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking!

cigarette lying on calender with notation on November 21 to Quit Today.November 21, 2019 is the Great American Smokeout 2019. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this event encourages smokers to quit for one day … and to take steps to extend that to the next day and beyond. No matter your age, there are plenty of reasons to quit smoking! You probably know that smoking […]
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Experts Offer Heart Health Advice for Morning, Noon and Night

alarm clock with heart in the middle of the faceAt the 68th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in 2019, experts from Greece offered insights that could provide a heart health boost all day long! Morning Does what we eat for breakfast, and how much, make a difference in the health of our arteries? Dr. Sotirios Tsalamandris, a cardiologist at the […]
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8 Reasons You Need a Flu Shot This Year

woman getting flu shotHere comes flu season! Maybe you’re thinking you’ll skip your shot this year? Bad idea, say experts. Here’s why: The flu is miserable. Anyone who has had the flu knows that it makes for a week or longer of fever, cough and body aches. You’ll miss days of work or your other activities. Sometimes you […]
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