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Surprising Sources of Vitamin C

Surprising Sources of Vitamin C

Vitamin C’s benefits include a stronger immune system and lower levels of damaging free radicals in your body, which make the antioxidant important for disease prevention. In fact, vitamin C may play a vital role in reducing your risk of heart disease—and even improve quality of life for cancer patients, suggests research from the National […]

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What Are Electrolytes and Why Do We Need Them?

What Are Electrolytes and Why Do We Need Them?

Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. Electrolytes are important because they help balance the amount of water in your body, balance your body’s acid/base (pH) level, move nutrients into your cells, move wastes out of your cells, make sure […]

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Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

Summer is the time to be outdoors! It is time to have some fun in the sun with friends and family. During the summer months, the temperature can be unbearable and it is important to understand how to stay safe during this season. There are many health risks associated with summer and it is important […]

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7 Tips to Reduce Heartburn

7 Tips to Reduce Heartburn

As we age, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), more commonly known as heartburn, is an uncomfortable sensation we experience after eating occasionally. If we are not careful, heartburn can be a daily occurrence and have serious health implications. Acid reflux happens when there is acid backflow from the stomach into the esophagus. Heartburn is a painful […]

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Alcohol: How Does it Affect Blood Pressure?

Alcohol: How Does it Affect Blood Pressure?

Alcohol’s role in our culture is an interesting thing. It can take on the role of a dangerous and easily abused substance, while equally taking on the role of a social lubricant and complementary pairing to a nice meal. Culturally, alcohol is widely accepted and encouraged. Some of the habits encouraged in pop culture aren’t […]

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