5 Ways to Ease Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain at Your Desk

5 Ways to Ease Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain at Your Desk

According to a Georgetown University survey, 65 million Americans have struggled with a recent episode of back pain, with 16 million adults facing persistent or chronic pain. While back, neck, and shoulder pain can be caused by a number of factors, sitting at a desk for eight

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Keep the Cold and Flu Away with these Everyday Tips

Keep the Cold and Flu Away with these Everyday Tips

Despite the area’s mild winter so far, we are still at the peak of cold and flu season here in Western Pennsylvania. To help you keep germs at bay and hopefully avoid getting sick this season, follow these five essential tips in your day-to-day life. 1. Wash

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7 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

7 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

As new research uncovers the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, there is a growing interest in what causes disruptions in the microbiome and what can be done to improve gut health.  First, the gut microbiome refers to the complex ecosystem of living organisms, called microbiota,

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7 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues This Season

7 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues This Season

Also called seasonal affective disorder or SAD, the “winter blues” is a type of depression that typically coincides with seasonal changes beginning the late fall or early winter. This is a common condition that affects an estimated 10 million Americans and is more likely in women than

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5 Common Thanksgiving Food Safety Questions Answered

5 Common Thanksgiving Food Safety Questions Answered

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, internet searches for thawing and cooking instructions, tips, and safety skyrocket. We’ve rounded up five of the most popular search queries related to Thanksgiving food safety to help you get all the answers you need in one handy place. 1. Should

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4 Facts about Deer Pennsylvania Drivers Should Know

4 Facts about Deer Pennsylvania Drivers Should Know

Pennsylvania is ranked the third state in the country for the highest number of deer collisions, with the odds of hitting one in the Keystone State 1 in 52. Not only can deer collisions cause damage to your vehicle, but they can also cause serious injuries and

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Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

Every four hours, a person dies by suicide in Pennsylvania, according to the American Society for Suicide Prevention. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in Pennsylvania residents between the ages of 15 and 34, and suicide rates in the state have increased by more than 30%

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America’s Opioid Epidemic: 5 Surprising Stats

America’s Opioid Epidemic: 5 Surprising Stats

As the opioid crisis in the US continues to grow, organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Physicians have issued guidelines to encourage physicians to prescribe fewer painkillers and instead focus on alternative therapies such as physical therapy and

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Do Kids Need Mental Health Days off from School?

Do Kids Need Mental Health Days off from School?

A group of high school students in Oregon drafted a bill that was recently signed into state law allowing students to take “mental health days” off from school. While this law won’t increase the total number of days that students in the state can be absent from

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Is Sunscreen Safe?

Is Sunscreen Safe?

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month, so what better time to discuss one of the most commonly asked questions about sunscreen: is it safe? The recent bans of certain SPF ingredients in Hawaii and the Florida Keys have some people questioning whether or not sunscreen is

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Top Health and Wellness Gift Ideas for 2018

Top Health and Wellness Gift Ideas for 2018

Whether you have a fitness fanatic on your list or you’re simply looking to give the gift of a healthier year ahead, these top wellness-inspired gift ideas could be just the ticket. Standing Desk Studies have shown that too much sitting could be bad for your health.

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The Facts behind 3 Popular Health Fads of 2018

The Facts behind 3 Popular Health Fads of 2018

Diet and health trends come and go each year, but not all popular fads are necessarily healthy or the best option for everyone. Here are three of the top health and wellness fads of 2018 and what you need to know before giving them a try. 1.

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Basic Safety Tips during Hunting Season

Basic Safety Tips during Hunting Season

Deer season is underway here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, which means that hunters and non-hunters alike will need to practice some added safety tips, especially while out in the woods. 1. Practice Good Gun Safety Habits Anyone who will be hunting with a firearm needs to know and

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How Can I Eat Healthy During the Holidays?

How Can I Eat Healthy During the Holidays?

All of the candies, cookies, and dinners that pop up around the holidays can throw a wrench in your healthy eating goal. But the good news is that you can still enjoy your favorite Christmas treats without spoiling your healthy diet. Keep these tips in mind over

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The Ultimate Holiday Travel Safety Checklist

The Ultimate Holiday Travel Safety Checklist

‘Tis the season for holiday traveling, but before you head out on your trip, there are a few things you should do to prepare. Whether you expect to be gone for one night or an entire week, go through this checklist with your family to ensure safe

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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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