Sit up straight. Drink your milk. Go outside and play. The same advice we give to children is equally applicable to adult orthopedic health. The language may be a bit more technical, but good posture, proper nutrition and the right approach to...

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Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a common diagnosis indicating the heart isn't functioning as it should. Thankfully, the condition can be managed successfully.In the past, CHF was often called dropsy. Old medical texts show blue-lipped people...

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Tips to keep your blood flowing smoothlyAbout one in three Americans has high blood pressure. Half do not know they have it. Be aware of the risk factors and get your blood pressure checked regularly.Q What are the risk factors associated with high...

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By Janet Rooks, Parrish Medical Center Senior Solutions CoordinatorA stroke can happen to anyone, anytime. You could be sitting at home, eating dinner with your family and find that suddenly your speech is slurred or your face feels as if it’...

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Being active every day is critical for everyone’s wellness—but especially so for people with heart failure. Regular exercise can lower your resting heart rate, which takes a load off your hardworking muscle. Q Is all exercise the same? Exercise can...

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By Susan Coleman, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Diabetes Education & Nutrition Services DirectorType 2 diabetes is a serious chronic condition that results when the body is not able to use glucose (sugar) from the food we eat for energy. Many people with...

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