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The Importance of an Eye Exam

The Importance of an Eye Exam

June 3, 2019

A WellVision Exam® from a VSP® provider helps detect the signs of health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol—along with other eye and health issues. Think you’re too young, old, or healthy for an eye exam? Think again. Babies & Toddlers Approximately 80% of what children learn is through their eyes. Impaired […]

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Wellness Tips for January

Wellness Tips for January

January 17, 2019

1. Make your new year goals realistic, measurable and accountable so that you’re not discouraged. Many of us fall into the same trap year after year: we set ourselves goals of reaching a certain point by a certain time and enter January with all the right intentions and optimism. But very quickly, good habits slip, […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness and Monitoring

Breast Cancer Awareness and Monitoring

October 23, 2018

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you […]

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Know Your Cholesterol

Know Your Cholesterol

October 23, 2018

Any time is a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. Take some time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals. More than 102 million American adults (20 years or older) have total […]

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Is Your Family Sharing Too Much?

Is Your Family Sharing Too Much?

April 5, 2018

Toothbrushes harbor hidden germs during cold and flu seasons. Studies show that toothbrushes can become heavily contaminated with oral microorganisms because most families store toothbrushes in a common storage space, allowing opportunistic infections such as periodontal disease and the common cold to move from one person to another. Go Undercover Your best defense is to […]

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Smoking and Oral Health

Smoking and Oral Health

April 5, 2018

Most people know smoking can cause many different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases. However, many people don’t realize the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums, and teeth. Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and in more severe cases mouth cancer. The gums are affected because smoking […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

August 28, 2017

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. Signs and symptoms of breast cancer Widespread use of screening mammograms has increased the number of breast cancers found before […]

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Women’s Health

Women’s Health

May 18, 2017

What steps can you, as a woman, take for better health? Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) and preventive screenings. Get active. Eat healthy. Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress. Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or […]

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Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

May 11, 2017

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. The number of skin cancer cases has been going up over the past few decades. Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) […]

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Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

May 5, 2017

Spring means flower buds and blooming trees – and if you’re one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms. Seasonal allergies – also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis – can make you miserable. But before you settle for plastic flowers […]

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