MANAGE YOUR STRESS

Not all stress is bad. But chronic (ongoing) stress can lead to health problems. Preventing and managing chronic stress can lower your risk for serious conditions like heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and depression. You can prevent or reduce stress by: Planning ahead Deciding which tasks need to be done first Preparing for stressful events   […]

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DRINKING ALCOHOL IN MODERATION

If you don’t drink alcohol, there’s no reason to start. If you choose to drink, it’s important to have only a moderate (limited) amount. And some people should not drink at all, like women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and people with certain health conditions. What is the “moderate” Amount of Alcohol? […]

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CARE FOR MINOR TO MAJOR BURN INJURIES

Burns cause to one or multiple layers of skin and flesh by external sources such as heat or chemicals, and range in severity from minor to major. The level of severity is denoted by the “degree,” with each degree noting a higher level of damage starting at first degree and moving as far as the […]

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SUMMER HEALTH RISKS TO AVOID

Summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy the weather. But summer activities bring additional risks to your health. Be sure to be safe this summer by knowing these top 7 summer health risks. A little bit of prevention can keep your summer safe. SKIN CANCER If caught early, skin cancer is usually […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEASLES

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Cause A virus in the paramyxovirus family, which normally grows in the cells that line the back of the throat and lungs Mode of Transmission Easily spreads from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact   Signs and Symptoms Cough Runny nose Red […]

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PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR HEART

The heart is a hollow muscle that pumps blood throughout the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions.With each heartbeat, blood is sent throughout our bodies, carrying oxygen and nutrients to every cell. Each day, 2,000 gallons of blood travel many times through about 60,000 miles of blood vessels that branch and cross, linking the cells of our organs and body parts. There are […]

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OPLAN IWAS PAPUTOK

The Department of Health (DOH) said it aims to have zero firecracker-related injuries – or at least minimise them – when Filipinos welcome the new year. In a statement on Monday, December 4, the DOH said this year’s “Oplan: Iwas Paputok” campaign seeks to encourage revelers, especially children, to justwatch fireworks displays in their communities […]

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HOLIDAY HEALTH SNIPPETS

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. Holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two every year. Over a lifetime, holiday weight gain can really add up. The holidays don’t have to mean weight gain. […]

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JESUS IS AT THE HEART OF EVERY CHRISTMAS

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide […]

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