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6 Ways to Teach Your Child About Inappropriate Contact and Building a Positive Body Image
Question: My daughter is in fourth grade. I need to talk to her about inappropriate touching and body awareness. How do I even start? It’s never too early to teach children about sexuality and safety around strangers. The more children understand about thei...

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Know the Symptoms of 8 Common Heart Conditions
To protect their health, patients should learn about common heart conditions and their symptoms. There are patients who thought the pain in their chest or upper abdomen was indigestion found it was a heart attack , or who thought they had a cold when their ...

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We all have the tools to fight heart disease... and we cannot afford not to
Chronic diseases threaten all of our futures. Did you know more than 17% of spending in the US is on healthcare costs? Much of this is spent on treating chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. We spend $300 billion on cardiovascula...

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Women and Cancer: Cervical Cancer Screenings
Christine Brannock, RN, BS, OCN  Oncology Outreach Manager  Cone Health Cancer Center Fifty to seventy-five years ago, cervical cancer was the number one cause of cancer death in women. However, the development and implementation of pap smears as a screenin...

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Is it Too Much? 9 Causes of Excessive Menstrual Bleeding and How to Treat Them
Many women have heavy bleeding during their menstrual period . But does yours interfere with your daily routine? If it does, you may have menorrhagia, where every period causes enough blood loss so that normal activities cannot be maintained. The best way t...

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11 Quick and Healthy Recipes to Serve During the Big Game
Planning a party or gearing up to watch a big game? Everything seems to go better with food. It is possible to have delicious and healthy finger foods that you and your guests will love. We have put together 11 quick and healthy recipes that are sure to ple...

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Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention: It Begins With All of Us
The numbers are staggering: More than two million Americans will have a heart attack or stroke this year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Many heart attacks and strokes can be prevented. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) laid o...

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Women and Cancer: Cervical Cancer Screenings
Christine Brannock, RN, BS, OCN  Oncology Outreach Manager  Cone Health Cancer Center Fifty to seventy-five years ago, cervical cancer was the number one cause of cancer death in women. However, the development and implementation of pap smears as a screenin...

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What Are Superbugs? And Should We Be Worried?
Melissa Morgan, MSN, RN, CIC, CSPDT, System-wide Director  Infection Prevention So-called "superbugs" have been getting a lot of press lately, and it's been a source of fear and anxiety for people across the country.  Here are some facts about superbugs and...

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12 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active When It’s Cold
Kate Scott Ettafagh, MD Pediatrician Cone Health Children's Services When it’s cold outside, it’s easy to just sit around inside under a warm blanket and forget all about keeping active. This applies to adults, as well as to children. It is recommended that...
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