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7 Health Facts Men Need to Know

Though not as hefty as the list for women’s health, men require quite a few screenings to be done to ensure optimal health while aging. See the list below for screenings to be administered and how often. Screening: Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal...

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Staying Cool in the Summer

Summer is here and you and your family are sure to be spending a lot of time outdoors. The summer months can understandably be some of the most dangerous months if inadequate safety precautions are taken. Ensure that you and your family stay safe and enjoy your summer.

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Antibiotics & Superbugs

Do you consider antibiotics helpful or harmful? In actuality, they are both! When antibiotics are taken incompletely, they can make a bacteria immune to that specific antibiotic. Over the years, misuse of antibiotics has resulted in several strains of difficult to treat bacteria, and in some cases, bacteria that...

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Listeria Outbreak

If you have been following the news, you’ve likely heard about the issues with Blue Bell Ice Cream and a strange bacteria called listeria. Listeria can be potentially life threating as it causes listeriosis, a deadly disease. The people most threatened by listeria are the young, elderly, or pregnant....

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Alcohol 101

How does alcohol affect the body? Brain: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways and appearance. These changes disrupt behavior and make it harder to think clearly or move with coordination. Heart: Drinking over time or too much on a single occasion can cause stretching of heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), irregular heartbeat...

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Immunization and How Vaccines Work

With the recent outbreak of measles in America, the time for ignoring vaccinations is over. Studies have shown that 99% of times a correctly given vaccination can result in immunity to a specific disease. Recently, however, many parents have been deciding to avoid vaccinating their children for the sake...

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Heart Disease and its effects on African Americans

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Long Live The Kidney

Kidney disease remains a silent killer. Many are unaware of the abuse or misuse they may put on their kidneys until it is too late to reverse the damage. In order to combat this frightening statistic, the Richard E. Wainerdi Wellness Institute plans to offer information on how to...

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