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10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude This Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude

By Jenny Witte Toddlers and young kids are self-centered by nature, and thankfulness needs to obviously extend beyond just basic good good manners. The default mode will always be “satisfy me,” and putting others first and being grateful is not natural. It has to be taught. Gratefulness also needs to be practiced to take hold, and it is a lifelong …

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Managing Lung Disease During the Holidays

Managing Lung Disease During the Holidays

By Phoebe Brown | Staff Writer   Typically, the holiday season brings family and friends together for many celebrations of love, joy and gratitude. However, for someone who has lung disease, the holidays can seem daunting. Between traveling, cooking and eating, someone could easily become fatigued. For people with lung disease, that fatigue could make breathing a difficult task. One …

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Early Detection is Fatal – Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Early Detection is Fatal

Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. There are two major components of early detection of cancer: education to promote early diagnosis and screening. Recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action leads to early diagnosis. Increased awareness of possible warning signs of cancer, among physicians, nurses and other health care providers as well …

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Detecting Diabetes in the Dental Chair

Detecting Diabetes in the Dental Chair

More than 26 million U.S. adults have diabetes. However, as much as 20 percent of these cases go undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association. Allowing the condition to progress untreated may lead to a lower quality of life and other health complications. Oral complications are commonly found in individuals with uncontrolled diabetes, making the dental office an ideal location …

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Living with COPD

Living with COPD

You may live with it, and not even know it! Nurse On Call, joins the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campaign in observance of National COPD Awareness Month, this November, by hosting a series of educational workshops and screening. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a serious lung disease that over time makes it …

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BREAST CANCER… in men?

BREAST CANCER... in men

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute In case you’ve been off the planet for the past 20 years, October is the month of the pink explosion:  pink fire engines, pink tractors, pink scissors, pink hair, pink clothes … pink ribbons everywhere. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kudos to the colossal efforts of …

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Understanding the Retina

Understanding the Retina

Healthy eyes and good vision are a gift that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Even though eyes can have age-related changes, with yearly eye exams and early detection and treatment of emerging issues, you have a good chance of enjoying a long active lifestyle with good vision. One of the areas of the eye that is important for good vision …

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Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children  who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Treats:  Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering. Flame Resistant Costumes:  When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label …

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Annual Oral Exams Save Lives

Annual Oral Exams Save Lives

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman It doesn’t matter if you are the highest rated celebrity or the poorest man in the country. Oral cancer hits without warning, and if the disease is not caught early, death sentence is almost inevitable. Estimations showed, that almost 8,000 are most likely to die from the disease, because they have been diagnosed in such a …

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If My Life Was But A Single Day

f My Life Was But A Single Day

By Alex Anderson Mayflies I had this crazy thought. See if you can follow me on this. I’m 53 years old. If I live to be 86 years old (a very real possibility given my genes) then I have 33 years left. At first this sounds like a lot of time, and it is, unless the perspective is changed to …

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