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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in women. According to the American Cancer Society, there is a one in eight chance for women to develop breast cancer in the United States. The good news is that early detection along, with improved treatment options, has significantly…

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The City of Paris is taking some steps to clean up city-owned cemeteries that have been littered with numerous flags, flowers, etc., that have hindered the maintenance of the cemeteries.

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October is Child Health Month. Tennessee’s Child Health Month, first proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge as Child Health Day in 1928, is a call to all families, educators, health professionals, faith-based and community organizations, and all levels of government to help ensure Tennessee…

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If you have ever experienced anxiety, you’re familiar with the fear, dread and uneasiness that it brings. Anxiety can be a normal reaction to problems related to relationships, work, finances or health. To some degree, anxiety can be helpful. But for many people, stress, worry and loss assoc…

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Hesitancy on the COVID-19 vaccine is a huge problem in the United States and has proven to be a hurdle to overcome in order to achieve herd immunity, which is only reached when enough people have been vaccinated against a disease and have developed protective antibodies against future infection.

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Taking care of the largest organ in your body is about more than just avoiding age spots and wrinkles.

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As Americans prepare for the Fourth of July holiday, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging the public to incorporate hearing protection into their celebrations. This is especially important for people who are opting for smaller gatherings at home that may inc…

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Seniors can be especially vulnerable to skin damage from the sun. Too much sun exposure can increase the like- lihood of older adults develop- ing skin cancer or melanoma. It’s an issue that is gathering more importance for seniors who are living longer than ever.WHAT TO BUYMake sure you’re …

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The overall state of men’s health has long been called a silent health crisis in America. Men often neglect their health, leading to them living sicker and shorter lives than women. Men die at higher rates than women and are victims of more than 90% of workplace deaths. According to the Cent…

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May is National Mental Health Month. Mental Health Month raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of children, families and communities. Mental illness does not discriminate; it affects all ages, all races, all cultures and all so…

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One in five people will suffer from mental illness or substance abuse during their lifetime. “Behavioral health” refers to both psychiatric health and substance abuse, and people with these health issues suffer from either or both. Unfortunately, nearly two-thirds of those with a mental heal…

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One in five people will suffer from mental illness or substance abuse during their lifetime. “Behavioral health” refers to both psychiatric health and substance abuse, and people with these health issues suffer from either or both. Unfortunately, nearly two-thirds of those with a mental heal…

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A wide range of telehealth tools are becoming extremely popular, pushed forward into the spotlight by the emergence of COVID-19. Telehealth is the use of communication technologies such as computers or mobile devices to access health care services remotely. 

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More than 2 million poisonings are reported every year to the 55 poison control centers across the country. The American Association of Poison Control Centers’ (AAPCC) mission is to actively advance the health care role and public health mission of its members through information, advocacy, …

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March is recognized as National Nutrition Month. The month is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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Aging is an inevitable part of life that affects us all. We are living longer than previous generations before us, and with that come the effects of aging on our bodies and brains.

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Older adults must remain active to promote better health and lessen their risks of developing severe disease. Physical activity can also help seniors remain independent longer, improve their balance and ensure they can enjoy activities with their families. 

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February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month, commonly referred to as American Heart Month. It’s the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. Cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, atherosclerosis, stroke,…

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The deadliest month yet of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. drew to a close with certain signs of progress: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, while vaccinations are picking up speed.

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Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 1 million lives annually. More people die from heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. One out of four deaths in the United States is because of heart disease.

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The holiday season is in full swing and shopping is entering its busiest season. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all looking for that perfect gift for the little ones on their list. While picking out the perfect gift is important, it is also important to pick out age-appropriate …

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Taking care of yourself has never been more important. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, and make you more vulnerable to other health concerns.

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We have been fighting a global pandemic since the beginning of the year and now we are heading into the winter months, where illnesses seem to flourish as people are forced indoors. Flu season is here and we have to be extra cautious this year, more than ever, since we are in the middle of a…

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Mental Illness Awareness Week began Sunday and continues through this coming Saturday. Mental illness does not discriminate; it affects all ages, all races, and all cultures.

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Mask wearing has become a much debated topic since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States. Initially, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) did not recommend mask use for the general public in an effort to conserve them for …

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The month of July brings warmer temperatures, outdoor gatherings, sports, and lots of outdoor play time by the pool or lake. With all the time spent outdoors in the squelching heat, it’s important to remember to take precautions to prevent dehydration, which can lead to heat exhaustion or ev…

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Spring has sprung and the desire to run, ride bikes and play outside has consumed our children. I imagine the desire to get outside is stronger than ever for most, including myself, with all that has been going on in our nation and the world.

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Living through a pandemic is hopefully a once in a lifetime thing for most of us. Since we are all in uncharted waters, it creates a lot of stress and uncertainty during this time. Many of us are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful and depressed. It’s certainly OK for us to have these feel…

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March is recognized as National Nutrition Month. Nutrition month is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical acti…

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Most of us have had a cut or wound at some point in our lives. Our body typically takes care of our wounds on its own and they heal up within a few weeks. However, that is not the case for everyone. Wounds that are present for eight weeks without any signs of healing are considered to be chr…

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Heart disease can happen at any age. Higher rates of obesity and high blood pressure in younger people are putting them at risk for heart disease earlier in life than ever before. With February being Heart Health Month, it’s the perfect time to raise awareness for starting heart-healthy habi…

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February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month, commonly referred to as American Heart Month. It’s the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. 

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We all know that germs are literally everywhere. Just because something looks clean, it does not mean that it is germ-free.

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January is often viewed as a new beginning, a time for creative resolutions and passionate pledges to embrace health.

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. The theme for Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day 2019 is Family and Diabetes. Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day is a campaign run by the International Diabetes Federation. Its goal is to raise awareness of the impact t…

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Flu season is upon us again, which means it’s time to think about protecting ourselves and loved ones from the flu. In the United States, 36,000 people die a year from the flu and more than 200,000 are hospitalized.

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