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Stress Awareness Month - How To Handle Stress

Stop Stressing About Stress

April has been stress awareness month since 1992, created by the International Stress Management Association that was founded 20 years prior.  There have been numerous studies about what causes stress, the effects of it, stress related to a certain generation, and more. A study back in 2016 showed that 72% of adults feel the most stressed about money, 49% of adults experience a major stressful...

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Hay Fever and Seasonal Allergies

Hey There, Hay Fever

Allergic Rhinitis, better known as hay fever or severe seasonal allergies, has us questioning if the colorful blossoms, green grass and trees are worth it. Seasonal changes and hay fever almost seem to be a package deal, but what exactly is hay fever?  Well, look no further, because HealthCARE Express has the answers you’ve been looking for.  Goodbye Cold, Hello Allergy Season It never fails ...

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How To Have Good Heart Health

Easy Ways To Have Good Heart Health

The heart: the global symbol for love, emotions, Valentine’s Day… but what is the heart in reality? Do you know how to have good heart health?  The heart is the most important muscle in our bodies, it’s what keeps our blood pumping and keeps us alive. One of the key ways to promote heart health is exercise. The obvious advantages of exercising include staying in shape or gaining muscle. Even m...

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Cardiovascular Disease - Information For Your Heart

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

It’s February and you know what that means! Hearts, hearts and more hearts! And no, I’m not talking about Valentine's Day, I’m talking about National Heart Month! Maintaining your personal heart health is among the best and easiest way to prevent cardiovascular disease (also known as heart disease),  and protect your heart. Here are a few bite-sized bits of info you keep you in-the-know about c...

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Holistic Remedies To Treat Your Cold

Treating A Cold Holistically

Did you catch a cold? It’s that time of year again where we are bound to get sick with the common cold. Stores are stocked with all kinds of medicine that can help make the symptoms of a cold less severe. Although these medicines can assist in treating a cold, they also fill your body with medicine which not everybody wants. Humans have been treating themselves with substances found in nature f...

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A Holiday Injury - It Could Happen To You

Holiday Injuries Are Common

The holidays are here. It should be a time of decorating the house, having loved ones over, and of course, wonderful holiday food. What you might not be expecting is to get an injury. Injuries are actually pretty common during the holidays. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there will be over 15,000 reported injuries related to the holidays. Nobody wants to be hurt during Han...

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Flu Virus on Toys

Flu season is in full swing, so it’s best you start taking precautions to keep your whole family flu-free!  The influenza virus can live on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours, including your child’s plastic toys. Children are extra-susceptible to catching the virus, so it’s smart to disinfect their toys regularly to keep them healthy. If you have one sick child and want to keep the other from ca...

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An Apple A Day...

An apple a day may not actually keep the doctor away, but did you know apples have many great benefits? Apples are packed with fiber which can help you feel fuller and satisfied longer, and it can help clear out those uncomfortable blockages. Just one medium-sized apple contains 2.4g of fiber and is just 52 calories! That one cup is also high in potassium. When you think of fruit rich in vi...

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Keep Food Out of the "Danger Zone"

You just cooked dinner and set the food out for everyone to dig in. You sit down to eat, and after the family wants to turn on a movie. But first, should you put the food away? The movie is only a couple of hours long. The food should be good for that long, right?   Nope.   According to the FDA, food should never be left out of refrigeration for over two hours! When storing your leftovers, ...

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Portion Control for Diabetics

Those with diabetes know just how important managing what they eat and portion control is. Eating too much or too little can throw your blood glucose levels out of whack. It’s a careful balance that is individual to each person, depending on the severity of the disease. If you’re diabetic and have been eating healthily but have still been dealing with fluxes in your blood sugar, maybe your port...

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