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Squeeze 30 Minutes of Exercise Into Each Day

Boost your heart health with regular activity. Don’t exercise enough? You’re not the only one. During American Heart Month, learn how to squeeze at least 30 minutes of exercise into each day. The CDC recommends around 150 minutes of moderate … 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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Preparing Your Child for Hospitalization

Learn how to help your child get ready for a stay in the hospital. No matter how excellent a hospital staff is, kids will be nervous about spending time hospitalized. Carefully prepare your child for hospitalization or an outpatient procedure. … Continue reading

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What is Nuclear Medicine and When is It Used?

Get the facts on nuclear medicine and how it affects you. Wondering what nuclear medicine is? It's more common than you might think. Discover how and when it's used in the medical world. What is nuclear medicine? Nuclear medicine is … Continue reading

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Hit the Ground Running: Get from Couch to 5k This New Year

Learn how to prep for a race in the new year. Think you can’t run a 5k? Think again. These short races are perfect for beginners, and with the right training, you can ramp up slowly and gently. Give yourself … Continue reading

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Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

Maintain your healthy eating habits this holiday season. Staying healthy over the holidays doesn’t mean abstaining from everything delicious. You can enjoy the bounty of the holidays without going overboard. Learn how to stick to your healthy eating habits as … Continue reading

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Preparing for an Emergency Room Visit

Learn what to do before you head to the Emergency Room. No one wants to head to the ER, but sometimes it’s necessary. Fortunately, with some planning ahead, you can be prepared to make your visit as smooth as possible. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Keep Back Pain Away

Discover five easy ways to banish back pain. Did you know that back pain affects as many as 8 out of 10 people during their lives? This sobering fact is a testament to how pervasive back pain is in our world, … Continue reading

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Dos and Don’ts of Handwashing

Learn how to fight germs by washing your hands correctly. Believe it or not, there are right and wrong ways to wash your hands. Use these tips to wash your hands well and encourage your family to do the same. … Continue reading

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