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What to Do about Dry Winter Skin

What to Do about Dry Winter Skin

As cooler weather starts to settle into Southwestern Pennsylvania, you might start to notice signs of dry, itchy skin cropping up. For some people, dry skin only becomes a problem in the winter months, when the air is much drier than in the summer. For others, chronic

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8 Ways to Protect Your Identity

8 Ways to Protect Your Identity

Identity thefts and data breaches are rapidly growing problems that affect millions of Americans each year. While online shopping, email, and social media platforms have certainly contributed to this increase in identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission reports that a whopping 70% of fraud still happens via

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Does When You Eat Matter?

Does When You Eat Matter?

We have been hearing conflicting evidence for years about whether or not the timing of your meals matters when it comes to weight loss and general good health. First, we were told that eating late at night was bad for these goals. Then, experts said when you

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AFM Suspected in Pittsburgh: Your Questions Answered

AFM Suspected in Pittsburgh: Your Questions Answered

Three Pittsburgh-area children have recently been hospitalized with suspected cases of a rare polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis. While the CDC has yet to confirm these cases, symptoms and preliminary diagnoses point to AFM as the cause. This concise guide answers your need-to-know questions about what

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Do Processed Meats Cause Cancer?

Do Processed Meats Cause Cancer?

Researchers recently analyzed a group of data involving 1.2 million women and found that regularly eating processed meats could increase the risk of developing breast cancer, as well as other types of cancer. However, more research is needed to determine the magnitude of the potential increased risk,

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When Is the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot?

When Is the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot?

Cooler mornings and evenings have finally made their way to the Pittsburgh area, which also means cold and flu season are not far behind. Even though fall just started, planning your flu shot now could save you sniffles, aches, and pains later. Get Your Flu Shot in

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Self-Defense Tips for Home and Away

Self-Defense Tips for Home and Away

In today’s day and age, you can’t be too careful about who you let into your home or who you get too close to when out shopping at the mall or in another public space. The moment you let your guard down, kidnappings, abductions, and other threats

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Health Food Spotlight: Turmeric

Health Food Spotlight: Turmeric

You might be familiar with this yellow-colored spice if you enjoy many Indian dishes, but it can do a whole lot more than just add a flavorful kick to your food. Turmeric has long been used for its health and medicinal benefits, including these four big ones.

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Being Thankful Comes with Health Benefits, Studies Say

Being Thankful Comes with Health Benefits, Studies Say

The holiday season is just around the corner, but why wait until Thanksgiving to remember everything you’re thankful for? Studies have shown that showing gratitude on a daily basis can come along with some serious mental and physical health benefits! Gratitude and Improved Wellbeing Psychologists from the

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Healthy Aging Series: 5 Tips for Healthy Living after 50

Healthy Aging Series: 5 Tips for Healthy Living after 50

September is Healthy Aging Month, so we’ve created a Healthy Aging Series to help older members of our community stay fit, healthy, and happy. It’s never too early or too late to start taking control of your mental and physical health. To kick off this series, here

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5 Unusual Smoking Cessation Tips to Try

5 Unusual Smoking Cessation Tips to Try

Smoking cessation can be difficult, but once you overcome this obstacle, your health, wellness, and quality of life can skyrocket. While you’re probably familiar with some of the most common ways to quit smoking, these five lesser-known tips might be new tools you can try to help

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know about Social Media and Your Mental Health

10 Facts You Didn’t Know about Social Media and Your Mental Health

Social media has become a fact of life for the 81% of the U.S. population who has at least one social media account. While this networking technology can be beneficial for a number of reasons, including helping long-distance family members and friends stay in touch, there are

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Tennis Elbow: What Is It and How Do You Relieve It?

Tennis Elbow: What Is It and How Do You Relieve It?

If you’ve ever experienced a dull or shooting pain near your elbow that seems to radiate down your forearm and into your wrist and hand, you might have had what’s known as tennis elbow. This condition is primarily caused by strain and overuse, so it can be

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Health Food Spotlight: Walnuts

Health Food Spotlight: Walnuts

You’re probably used to seeing walnuts listed as healthy foods to add to your diet, whether you’re searching for ways to boost your heart health, lower your blood pressure, or lose weight. But what is it about these little nuts that make them so jam-packed with benefits?

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5 Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy Rashes

5 Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy Rashes

Whether you’re hiking through the woods or weeding your front yard, coming into contact with poison ivy can happen just about anywhere, and often when you least expect it. Along with poison sumac and poison oak, poison ivy is a type of plant that produces an irritant

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Are You Guilty of These Lawn Mower Safety Issues?

Are You Guilty of These Lawn Mower Safety Issues?

Grass-cutting season is still in full swing, making this month as good as any to brush up on some basic lawn mower safety tips, especially where children are involved. Each year, a surprising number of lawn mowing injuries are reported, many of which involve young children and

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Backyard BBQ Tips for a Healthy, Happy Summer

Backyard BBQ Tips for a Healthy, Happy Summer

Summer’s not over yet, and if you’re like us, you probably want to pack as much outdoor summer fun into August as you can! But before you host your next backyard barbecue, read through these six important tips to keep everyone safe, happy, and healthy at your

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Tick-Borne Illnesses on the Rise in Pittsburgh: Here’s How to Prevent Infection

Tick-Borne Illnesses on the Rise in Pittsburgh: Here’s How to Prevent Infection

With rising tick populations and warm weather conditions, the Pittsburgh region has seen an increase in the number of tick-related illnesses within the past several years, and this summer has been no exception. Ticks can carry a number of diseases, with Lyme Disease accounting for more than

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Calories and BMI Aren’t the Best Measures of Healthy Living, Experts Say

Calories and BMI Aren’t the Best Measures of Healthy Living, Experts Say

Lots of us have health and fitness goals that involve losing weight, fitting into a smaller clothing size, and eating less. But health experts say that obsessing over the number of calories you’re eating in a day or dropping your BMI number aren’t the best ways to

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What to Do If Your Dog Is Stung by a Bee

What to Do If Your Dog Is Stung by a Bee

If your pet likes to romp around outside and enjoy the summer weather, there is a chance he could have a run-in with a bee, wasp, or hornet. But if he’s never been stung before and you’re not sure how he might react, follow these three important

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Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million Americans over the age of 18, yet the vast majority of anxiety sufferers do not receive treatment. If you often experience signs of anxiety, which include feelings of nervousness, panic, or impending doom, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, and stomach

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What Is the Keto Diet, and Should You Try It?

What Is the Keto Diet, and Should You Try It?

Short for “ketogenic,” the keto diet has become one of the most popular weight loss methods among many Americans who are looking to turn a new leaf and make healthy lifestyle changes. However, as with most fad diets, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of

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How Do You Know When a Wound Needs Medical Attention?

How Do You Know When a Wound Needs Medical Attention?

When you get a minor cut or scrape, you probably don’t think twice about going to the doctor. But when a wound is larger or more serious, how do you know when it might be necessary to seek medical attention? Here are five telltale signs that you

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Cataract Awareness Month: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Cataract Awareness Month: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S., affecting roughly 24 million Americans over the age of 40. As you may know, June is National Cataract Awareness Month, so what better time than now to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about

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“Gaming Disorder” Is Now a Recognized Mental Health Condition

“Gaming Disorder” Is Now a Recognized Mental Health Condition

As of June 18, 2018, video game addiction is now considered a recognized mental health disorder by the World Health Organization (WHO). Read on to learn more about what habits and actions classify “gaming disorder” and where to find mental health resources in our community. How Gaming

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