Month: January 2022

Higher vitamin D levels may lead to lower incidence or severity of COVID-19

Vitamin D is known for helping with bone health, but its benefits extend beyond that. Due to its positive effects on the respiratory and immune systems, more than 100 clinical trials have been conducted since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to look for links between vitamin D and COVID-19. Higher blood levels of vitamin …

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New Year, Healthier You: 7 Unexpected Ways to Improve Your Health in 2022

Although a “return to normal” in 2022 may still feel like a pipe dream, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to prioritize all aspects of your health this year. Rather than focusing on those longer-to-achieve New Year’s resolutions, experts recommend simple lifestyle improvements in the form of small habits. Retired NFL fullback Michael Robinson knows …

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Treating kidney failure at home: Common myths busted

Kidney failure, also known as end stage kidney disease (ESKD), affects approximately 750,000 Americans each year. Kidneys are vital organs that contribute to the body’s overall well-being, helping to remove waste and excess fluid from the bloodstream. When kidneys function at or below 10 to 15% of normal capacity, they cannot effectively do their job. …

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How adults can help the children in their lives become more resilient

While the past two years have been tough on everyone, they’ve been especially hard for children living with challenging family circumstances or in communities hit hardest by health and economic difficulties. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association recently declared children’s mental health a …

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Are your contact lenses causing dryness? Here is how you can help address it

With so many people working from home or attending school virtually this past year, many of us have been spending a lot more time looking at screens. Although Zoom meetings and streaming our favorite shows may continue to be the daily norm, all this time on digital devices may be straining our eyes. For contact …

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5 truths about flu vaccines

Did you know if you or a loved one are living with certain chronic health conditions like heart disease, asthma, diabetes or kidney disease, you are at higher risk of developing serious complications from flu, which can lead to hospitalization or even death? Many people are unaware that their chronic health condition places them at …

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