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The Dangers of Button Batteries

Find out why button batteries pose a risk to children and how you can avoid danger. During Safe Kids Week, April 21st through the 28th, take time to learn about the dangers of button batteries. These small batteries represent a … Continue reading

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6 Superfoods for Lowering Your Cholesterol

Find out what you can eat to help lower your cholesterol. We hear a lot about cholesterol when it comes to health, especially health in aging adults. What is it exactly? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally … Continue reading

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A Few Facts on Organ Donation

Get familiar with organ donation and learn how to save lives. This month is National Donate Life Month. While it may be unsettling to imagine what will happen to your body and organs after you’re deceased, you should consider whether … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Fighting Your Pollen Allergy

Learn how to feel better during allergy season. Pollen allergies can make life miserable in the spring and early summer as trees and grass bloom all over. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16.9 million Americans experienced … Continue reading

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First Aid Kit Checklist for Parents

Find out what you should have on hand at home for first aid for kids. When it comes to your kids, you want to provide the best care for them. Sometimes this means heading to the Emergency Room when an injury … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Cut Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Find out how you can reduce your risk of colon cancer. It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer affects 1 in 20 Americans and is the third leading cause of cancer death, according to the American Cancer Society. Do you know … Continue reading

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What REALLY Causes Heartburn?

Get the facts on acid indigestion and reflux. Heartburn has nothing to do with your heart, but the burning symptoms in the chest and throat may feel like you’re experiencing burning in that area. Unlike heart disease, heartburn has to … Continue reading

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Elements of a Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

Celebrate your love and love your heart this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating with a sweetheart or not, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a heart-healthy meal? Learn how to put together a meal that boosts your … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the Cath Lab

Learn more about The Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital’s cath lab capabilities. If your knowledge of heart disease and treatment comes primarily from medical shows on TV, don’t worry. You’re not alone in not understanding the mysteries of the … Continue reading

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Best Tips for Surviving Cold & Flu Season

Avoid getting sick and get better faster this cold and flu season. The time has arrived for sniffles, coughs, colds and the flu. While it seems like getting sick is inevitable, there are ways to avoid getting sick and ways … Continue reading

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