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Holiday Health Tips to Stay Safe This Season

Holiday Health Tips to Stay Safe This Season

‘Tis the season for tree-trimming, meal prepping, and holiday gatherings. Make sure you and your family stay safe and healthy this holiday season with these helpful tips. Wash Your Hands Frequently Unfortunately, it is also the prime time of year for coming down with a cold or the flu.

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Healthy Eating tips for the Holiday Season

Healthy Eating tips for the Holiday Season

If you’re on a mission to eat healthier, exercise more, and say “no” to sweets, big holiday meals can be your enemy. At the same time, you don’t want to miss out on spending time with friends and family in the name of watching your waistline. By

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What Is the Difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

What Is the Difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a national health initiative to help the general public better understand what diabetes is, what its symptoms are, and how they can better manage and even prevent symptoms. One of the most common questions that people ask about diabetes is, “What

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Common Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder & How to Manage Them

Common Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder & How to Manage Them

If you notice that you tend to get a case of the “winter blues” as soon as the seasons begin to change, you may have a specific type of mood disorder known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Although SAD most commonly occurs at the onset of

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Pittsburgh Area Opioid Addiction Still on the Rise

Pittsburgh Area Opioid Addiction Still on the Rise

Opioid addiction in the Pittsburgh area has been a growing public health concern in recent years. According to experts at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, Southwestern Pennsylvania, including Allegheny and its surrounding counties, has seen one of the largest spikes in opioid use and overdoses in

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4 Early Warning Signs of Dementia to Look For

4 Early Warning Signs of Dementia to Look For

Sometimes in the flurry and frustration of looking for lost keys, the thought of dementia and Alzheimer’s can creep into your head. While occasionally misplacing keys or not being able to recall the name of a book are not necessarily signs of a memory-degenerative disease, it is

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How to Boost Your Brain Health

How to Boost Your Brain Health

Most of us understand that eating right and getting enough exercise are integral parts of staying healthy physically, but many people often overlook the importance of their mental health when it comes to their overall wellness. Whether you’re looking for ways to boost your brain’s sharpness or

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7 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier You

7 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier You

Some of the most popular health and wellness trends involve DIY recipes for fruit and vegetable smoothies, overnight oatmeal, and other similar health-conscious foods. Equally important as knowing which foods to pile on your plate, though, is also knowing which foods to steer clear of when trying

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Kick the Habit: 3 Quick Tips to Quit Smoking

Kick the Habit: 3 Quick Tips to Quit Smoking

No matter how long you’ve smoked or used smokeless tobacco products, there’s no reason why you can’t be successful at kicking the habit for good and reaping the countless health benefits of living tobacco-free. To help you get started, here are three tips to keep in mind

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4 Fall Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Season

4 Fall Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Season

As the cooler, crisp fall air moves in and the days slowly get shorter, you might be looking forward to curling up by the fireplace or lighting a few pumpkin-scented candles. But before you jump right into pumpkin season, take a look at these four fall safety

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Heroin Use Prevention Resources

Heroin Use Prevention Resources

Heroin use has become an epidemic, not only in our community, but across the country. In fact, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 50, with an estimated 59,000 to 65,000 deaths caused by drug overdose in 2016 alone

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6 Tips for Better Stress Management

6 Tips for Better Stress Management

Acute bouts of stress are a normal part of life. This is your body’s way of alerting you to a potential danger, threat, or difficult situation. But according to the American Psychological Association, most Americans are experiencing a high level of chronic stress, which can be detrimental

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5 Smartphone Apps That Are Great for Your Health

5 Smartphone Apps That Are Great for Your Health

  No matter your health and fitness needs, there’s an app for that! Why not optimize the time you already spend on your smartphone and other devices and try a few of these excellent apps to help you boost your physical and mental health? 1. Couch to

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3 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Fall

3 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Fall

As cooler weather begins to move in, many people are beginning to consider getting their annual flu shot to help them stay healthy and flu-free all year long. But if you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should get a flu shot this fall,

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4 Back-to-School Safety Tips to Share with Your Kids

4 Back-to-School Safety Tips to Share with Your Kids

It’s that time of year again, when the mornings are starting to get a little chilly and the kids are off to school again. To help make sure they arrive safely both to and from school, take a look at these four back-to-school safety tips to go

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Say NO to Texting and Driving

Say NO to Texting and Driving

 

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What to Do about a Tick Bite

What to Do about a Tick Bite

Ticks have been particularly abundant and problematic here in southwestern Pennsylvania this past spring, summer, and moving into fall. While getting a tick bite does not necessarily mean that you will contract Lyme disease or other illnesses commonly transmitted by ticks, it’s important to take precautions to help

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5 Essential Gun Safety Tips to Know

5 Essential Gun Safety Tips to Know

Gun safety education is imperative for anyone who plans to handle a gun, whether for sport or self defense. Even if you don’t own a gun, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with how to safely handle and operate one. Here are five of the most

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4 Unexpected Dangers to Infants and Kids around the Home

4 Unexpected Dangers to Infants and Kids around the Home

Using outlet covers, keeping cleaning products out of reach, and blocking staircases with baby gates are common child-proofing practices that can help to keep infants and toddlers safe. However, there may be some hidden dangers in your home that can be just as harmful. Take a look

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5 Lesser-Known Foods That Are Dangerous to Your Dog

5 Lesser-Known Foods That Are Dangerous to Your Dog

Most people know that dogs and chocolate don’t mix, but that isn’t the only common food that could be harmful to your furry friend. Take a look at these five lesser-known food items to keep away from your pet. 1. Coffee and Coffee Grounds While a fresh

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Bullying

How to Talk to Your Kids about Bullying

Bullying has become a widespread problem in schools across the country and online. The first step to counteracting this behavior is to talk to your kids at home about what bullying is and what they can do if they are being bullied or see other children being

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8 Water safety tips for the Summer

8 Water safety tips for the Summer
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Medicare Open Enrollment Is Just around the Corner. Here’s What You Need to Know

Medicare Open Enrollment Is Just around the Corner. Here’s What You Need to Know

Medicare Open Enrollment is quickly approaching. It will begin on October 15th and will run through December 7th, but it’s never too soon to start considering your options. If you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed about your Medicare plan, you can use this as a guide to help

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5 Important Fire Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

5 Important Fire Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Every 86 seconds in the U.S., a home structure fire is reported to first responders, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The good news, though, is that house fires are highly preventable by familiarizing yourself with a few simple everyday precautions. Take a look at the

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Recognizing Signs of Substance Use Disorder in Your Teen

Recognizing Signs of Substance Use Disorder in Your Teen

Teenagers today are faced with constant pressure, whether to get good grades, excel in a sport, or to fit into a particular crowd of peers. In some cases, feeling overwhelmed by these pressures can lead to various forms of substance use disorder. If you suspect that your

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6:00 pm There is Hope For Drug Addiction... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
There is Hope For Drug Addiction... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During her free seminar, “There is Hope For Drug Addiction: Trends, Tragedies and Triumphs,” Laurie Johnson-Wade of Lost Dreams Awakening will share the latest news in dealing with drug addiction to help families better understand how to seek help for this tragic illness. This free event will take place