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Ways to Overcome Stress in the New Year

New Year’s resolutions and goals can be exciting, but also stressful at times. With that being said, there is definitely room for good stress relief practices in our routines. My life is busy, your life is busy, and we all have busy schedules that can cause stress. I have found that incorporating one or more …

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Simple Remedies for the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

A diagnosis of cancer can turn your world upside down and sometimes the side effects from cancer treatment can make things feel worse. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments are powerful treatments against cancer, but can also cause powerful effects in our bodies. If you or a loved one has received these treatments – you may recall …

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Tips to Help Your Teen with Mental Health Issues

Gazing at the darkened void around you as you lie covered in a soft throw at midnight, you begin to panic. With an increase in heart palpitations and a sweating brow, you think about your baby boy. You know, the one that used to pick dandelions for you in spring and smother you in hugs …

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Ring in Your Healthiest Year Yet: Week 2 – Exercise More

Welcome back to resolution makeover: your healthiest year yet! The CHI Health dietitian team is back to dive into another common resolution and give your practical advice about sticking to them. In addition to the New Year’s resolutions related to dieting or eating healthier, there also seems to be a huge number of people who …

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Reduce Your Risk of Developing Cancer with these Recommendations

The World Cancer Research Fund recommends certain lifestyle changes that will potentially decrease the risk someone has of getting cancer. Backed by research and experts, these lifestyle choices are things we hear often – but the associations with cancer might get your attention. Things like achieving a healthy weight, exercising and limiting sugary drinks are …

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Ring in Your Healthiest Year Yet: Week 1 – Losing Weight

Welcome to resolution makeover: your healthiest year yet!  The CHI Health dietitian team will provide you with 4 weeks-worth of New Year’s resolution makeovers.  That’s right, instead of resolutions that last only a few weeks, we hope to propel you into the year of your best health.  Over the next 4 weeks we will give …

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

We have welcomed in the New Year. I sincerely hope everyone had a joyous and meaningful holiday. Typically this time of year, there are lots of ads on TV, in print media and on social media regarding making resolutions for making life better. Losing weight and exercising is often the #1 thing that most people …

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A New Twist on the New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again.  Swear off the sweets, buy the latest diet books, check out the nearest gyms, invest in a new elliptical for the basement.  You know the story.  About a thousand years ago some cruel trickster came up with the concept of the New Year’s resolution in an attempt to forever …

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Cold or Flu? What are the Symptoms and How to Treat Them

As the official start of winter approaches, I’ve been getting more questions at the pharmacy about how to treat cold and flu (influenza) symptoms.  Because we stay indoors more when it gets cold outside, and the humidity levels drop with the decrease in temperature, we become more susceptible to colds and flu.  Both illnesses are …

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’Tis the Season for Safety

The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, more than 300,000 children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your kids out …

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Holiday Calorie Burning During the Winter Months

Staying healthy and active can be particularly challenging during the winter months. It’s oftentimes much easier to stay inside as the weather turns cold and we have less sunlight throughout the day. Furthermore, the holiday season surrounds us with sweet treats and larger portions that are hard to turn down. It is no wonder a …

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Lung Cancer Screening, the Effects of Radon, and Lung Cancer in Farmers

Authored by Nikhil Jagan, MBBS and Zachary DePew, MD. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, accounting for 13.5% of all new cancer diagnoses in 2018. The 5-year survival rate is much lower than other cancer types at just 18.6% between 2008 and 2018. What if you could reduce your risk of dying …

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Tips to Handle Grief During the Holidays

Holidays. Family. Togetherness. Love. Words like these are woven closely together this time of year, aren’t they? Reminders are everywhere– TV and radio, social media, work, church … that it’s truly THAT time of year. A time when many of us prioritize our time just a bit differently so that we can be with family …

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What are Concerns for Moms Whose Babies are in the NICU?

Moms with babies in the NICU are at an increased risk for several different thing including: postpartum depression, anxiety, and PTSD. So not only do these mothers have a sick baby, but it is likely that they’ve gone through a traumatic birth experience and up to 15% of women who have babies in the NICU …

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How Common is Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum?

Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth and it affects up to 400,000 women a year. Women are two times as likely, as men, to suffer from depression and that risk increases significantly during their childbearing years. Unfortunately postpartum depression is the leading cause of maternal death in the first two …

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