Posts Categorized: Wellness

Practice water safety this summer season

Summer is a time when people want to get outdoors, enjoy the warm weather and the many activities that go along with it. Unfortunately, summer is also considered trauma season for these very reasons as well – an increased number of people outdoors participating in potentially dangerous activities. But we want everyone to be safe…
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Picking the perfect sunglasses

Are all sunglasses the same? Sunglasses should be purchased based upon a person’s visual needs and ocular health, lifestyle and recreational interests. Sunglasses can be purchased with polarized, non-polarized, or UV blocking filters. Polarized lenses help to reduce glare from reflected light sources such as snow, ice, water, metal and glass. For example, a downhill…
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My head hurts! Could this be a migraine?

Those with migraines know the headaches can be debilitating, slow their productivity and hurt their quality of life. About 28 million Americans suffer from migraines so they are not alone. One in four households has at least one migraine sufferer. These migraines can last for two to 72 hours and include throbbing pain so managing…
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Stroke: Every moment counts

When it comes to a stroke, recognizing the symptoms can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. When a stroke happens, there are signs and recognizing these signs can help increase your chance of recovery. In…
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I’m a survivor. Shouldn’t I be happy?

Dealing with post-treatment stress, anxiety, guilt and fear of recurrence After cancer treatment, most patients go into a stage of healing and recovery. You no longer are overwhelmed with appointments, treatments, scans, and blood draws. This allows for time to reflect, which may stir up a number of mixed emotions. You might feel obligated to…
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