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Sepsis: How to Spot the Symptoms

Jun 01, 2018

If you have an infection, your body can develop a life-threatening reaction known as sepsis. Sepsis takes more than 258,000 American lives each year according to the Centers for Disease Control. Here’s what you need to know about sepsis and how you can spot the symptoms. About Sepsis Sepsis occurs...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
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Under Pressure: Conditions Caused by Hypertension

May 10, 2018

With our fast-paced society and demanding jobs, it’s no surprise that nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can lead to serious health problems. Here are three conditions of which you may be at an increased risk if you have hypertension...

Cardiovascular Care
Stroke Care
Kidney Care
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5 Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

May 06, 2018

After a long day at work, the thought of exercising can seem out of the question. For the days you can’t get to the gym, try incorporating simple workout moves at your desk. All you need is a few minutes, and maybe the support of an officemate, to give these five desk-friendly exercises a try. 1....

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
Workplace Wellness
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What to Expect: The First Trimester

May 05, 2018

Congratulations on your pregnancy! The first trimester is an exciting time for moms-to-be. As your body changes to accommodate your developing baby, you’ll naturally have concerns about what to expect. Here are a few things you may experience during the first three months of your pregnancy. Bodily...

Women's Health
Maternity
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What to Expect: The Second Trimester

May 05, 2018

During the second trimester, your appetite will most likely return and morning sickness often becomes a thing of the past. As you transition into the next phase of your pregnancy, you may notice some unpleasant symptoms begin to improve. While most women say the second trimester is the most...

Women's Health
Maternity
Woman in Third Trimester

What to Expect: The Third Trimester

May 05, 2018

The final stage of pregnancy can be challenging, but the end is in sight. You’ve overcome the morning sickness and the stretch marks, and now you’ll be introduced to new changes during the third trimester. Knowing what to expect will help lessen any anxiety you may have before the birth of your new...

Women's Health
Maternity
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Stroke: The Myths & Facts

May 05, 2018

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America, yet many myths still surround this condition. Knowing who is at risk and how to spot the symptoms can help you act quickly during a stroke emergency. When stroke happens, prompt care is critical to survival. Stroke: Plan for It Locate your...

Emergency Care
Neurology
Stroke Care
Healthy Aging
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5 Diseases That Increase Your Risk of Stroke

May 05, 2018

While stroke can happen to anyone at any time, certain diseases can increase your risk. Here’s how high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sickle cell, and high cholesterol can put you at a greater risk of stroke. Keep in mind, managing the following diseases is critical to decreasing your...

Stroke Care
General Health & Wellness
Diabetes
Healthy Aging
Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care
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Advanced Degrees: The Different Levels of Burns

May 05, 2018

From the sun to the stove, we encounter things that can cause burns every day. As one of the most common household injuries, burns can range in severity from minor damage to medical emergencies. Treating a burn depends on where it falls on the spectrum: first, second, third, or fourth degree....

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Wound Care

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Screenings & Next Steps

Apr 12, 2018

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), generally referred to as autism, is a developmental disability that can cause a range of social, behavioral, and communication challenges. According to the CDC, autism affects 1 in every 68 children. While there are many types of autism, it’s important for parents to...

Children's Health