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Thanksgiving Day is Also National Family Health History Day

As families connect in various ways on this Thanksgiving Day, whether they do so in smaller groups of persons only within their households or via video chat services due to the spikes in the Covid-19 virus, the Surgeon General of the United States has sought fit to declare today National Family Health History Day. It

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Control Your GERD Symptoms Through Dietary Changes

As Americans prepare to give thanks and engorge ourselves with multiple helpings on Thanksgiving Day this week, GERD sufferers, approximately 15 to 30% of the U.S. population, may already be weighing the consequences ahead of time. GERD is an acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease and if you have already been diagnosed, you are fully aware

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Going Back to School as An Adult May Improve Your Health and Well-Being

As 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic forced so many people to re-evaluate their priorities, more people are spending time at home working and learning virtually. As children adjusted to virtual classrooms, parents, guardians, and grandparents learned to monitor those classrooms as well and for some that has been a real challenge. Some adults have taken

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What Are the Benefits of Cord Blood?

According to the American Pregnancy Association, cord blood is “the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following birth.” This blood can either be discarded or the mother can choose to bank it for later use for herself, the baby, or to be donated to another family. The American College of Obstetricians and

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What is COPD and Are You at Risk?

COPD is an acronym for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. According to the COPD Foundation, “COPD is an umbrella term used to describe lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma.” November is recognized internationally as COPD Awareness Month. “Throughout the month, the COPD Foundation will partner with respiratory health organizations to host various

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