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Dealing with Stress

Stress is a reaction to a situation where a person feels anxious or threatened. Stress can be positive or negative depending on the situation. For example, a wedding can be a source of positive stress. Learning healthy ways to cope and getting the right support can help reduce stressful feelings and symptoms. After a traumatic […]


Yes, We’re Open

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The Importance of Physical Activity

Physical activity or exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Physical activity can help reduce your risk of developing certain diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. Strive to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Doing some physical activity is better than doing none. If you currently do no […]


What Causes a Sore Throat?

Viruses, like those that cause cold and flu Allergies Smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke The bacteria group A strep, which causes strep throat Of these, infections from viruses are the most common cause of sore throats. Symptoms of sore throat whether caused by virus or bacteria can be similar. Symptoms that suggest a virus […]


Tips on Preventing Falls

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 fall each year? Falls are the leading cause of deadly injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Common reasons why older adults fall are: Chronic health conditions Vision impairments or muscle weakness Balance impairments Below […]