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Physical Wellness: Hygiene to Stay Healthy

Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence . . . → Read More: Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

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95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds

For a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from Michigan State University, watched 3,749 people attempt (or not attempt) to wash their hands after using public bathrooms located across a college town in Michigan. They . . . → Read More: 95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds

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Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) report that the flu epidemic currently sweeping the U.S. is striking older adults with weakened immune systems the hardest. “Because your immune system weakens . . . → Read More: Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?

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Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article and video are updated from an earlier version that appeared on HelpingYouCare® October 9, 2011. They contain important health and prevention reminders which are particularly relevant as we currently face a widespread flu epidemic in . . . → Read More: Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home

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CDC Advises on Flu Prevention; Reports on Flu Epidemic Sweeping Nation

According to the latest Seasonal Flu Surveillance (FluView) Report, issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “the United States is having an early flu season with most of the country now experiencing high levels . . . → Read More: CDC Advises on Flu Prevention; Reports on Flu Epidemic Sweeping Nation

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FDA & USDA Issue Holiday Food Safety and Cooking Tips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have issued some helpful food safety and cooking tips and resources for the Holidays. Resources from the FDA Among the resources provided via the FDA’s Holiday . . . → Read More: FDA & USDA Issue Holiday Food Safety and Cooking Tips

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When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?

Are dental x-rays dangerous? Is once a year too often? Should you make a risk-benefit analysis next time you’re in the dentist’s office? A new study conducted by researchers at Yale University has found an association between dental x-rays . . . → Read More: When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?

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Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-being. The . . . → Read More: Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

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Harvard Guide to Women's Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, A Guide to Women’s Health: Fifty and Forward, presents a basic overview of the changes in major health risks that women face as they age, and focuses particularly on lifestyle changes that . . . → Read More: Harvard Guide to Women’s Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

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Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

This Memorial Day, as we remember our loved ones who have gone on, including those who gave their lives in service of our country, let us resolve to honor their lives and the lives of those loved ones we . . . → Read More: Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

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Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

In a news release issued May 11, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced that Mother’s Day will begin the observance of National Women’s Health Week, which will run from May 13 through 19 this year. . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day Kicks Off National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

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President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

Following a tradition dating from 1963, President Barack Obama has declared the month of May as Older Americans Month. This is an observance declared by every President since President John F. Kennedy, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achievements . . . → Read More: President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

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Cleveland Clinic Florida - Health & Wellness Expo - April 28

The Cleveland Clinic invites everyone to come to their annual Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held in the Jagelman Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. This is a free annual event, which includes health . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28

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Water Safety

How to keep your water safe, according to Dr Mehmet Oz. Watch . . . → Read More: Water Safety

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Is Distilled Water Better Than Filtered Water?

Watch Dr. Mehmet Oz weigh in on whether distilled water is better than bottled or filtered water. »

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Some Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Illness From Listeria Bacteria

Recent news articles have reported a rather alarming number of illnesses and deaths in some states caused by listeriosis associated with cantaloupes and lettuce. See for example recent reports by Wall Street Journal on FDA discovery of listeria in . . . → Read More: Some Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Illness From Listeria Bacteria

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How To Stay Healthy On A Cruise

Concerned about seasickness or cruise ship outbreaks of norovirus? Watch these videos for some helpful tips for a safe and healthy cruise vacation from the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease (NCEZID)» CDC Video Player. Flash Player . . . → Read More: How To Stay Healthy On A Cruise

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Can Chlorinated Water Hurt Your Skin Or Hair?

Swimming is one of the best exercises for people over 50…but can the chlorine hurt your skin or hair? For the answer and some tips watch Dr. Wilma Bergfeld’s video from Discovery Health in partnership with the Cleveland . . . → Read More: Can Chlorinated Water Hurt Your Skin Or Hair?

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June is National Prevention and Wellness Month

This June has been declared the first ever National Prevention and Wellness Month. As explained in a release issued Monday, June 20 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), this is part of an initiative, sparked . . . → Read More: June is National Prevention and Wellness Month

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National Prevention Strategy Released June 16 Under Affordable Care Act

On June 16, 2011, the Surgeon General of the U.S. along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and members of the National Prevention Council, announced the release of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, . . . → Read More: National Prevention Strategy Released June 16 Under Affordable Care Act

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FDA Tips For Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables

It’s estimated by Federal health officials that nearly 48 million people are sickened by contaminated food each year. Here are seven Food and Drug Administration recommendations for avoiding food contamination: “Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water . . . → Read More: FDA Tips For Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables

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Beware Hand Sanitizers Making False Claims - FDA Issues Consumer Alert & Warning Letters to Four Sanitizer Companies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a Consumer Update today, warning consumers not to rely upon any over-the-counter hand sanitizers or similar over-the-counter products making claims that they kill bacteria such as MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, or . . . → Read More: Beware Hand Sanitizers Making False Claims – FDA Issues Consumer Alert & Warning Letters to Four Sanitizer Companies

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Oral & Dental Hygiene for Good Health

Medical experts and Health authorities recognize that proper oral and dental hygiene, including regular cleaning of your teeth, and proper brushing and flossing of your teeth at least two times per day are important steps to prevent other physical . . . → Read More: Oral & Dental Hygiene for Good Health

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Proper Hand Washing May Prevent 80% of All Infections

Watch this Video by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and learn how to wash your hands properly. Scientists estimate that up to 80% of all infections are spread by hand contact, and could be avoided . . . → Read More: Proper Hand Washing May Prevent 80% of All Infections

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