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  • Could a Counselor Help You?

    Could a Counselor Help You?

    Talking can be good medicine. Whether you’re concerned about a difficult relationship, low moods, an overload of stress, or frustrations at work or home—or you’re trying to cope with feelings that just seem overwhelming at times—working with a counselor or therapist can help you make positive changes in your life.

  • Heart-Healthy Living During COVID-19

    Heart-Healthy Living During COVID-19

    A lot has changed over the past year due to COVID-19. But one thing that has stayed the same is the importance of building healthy habits. That’s especially crucial when you have coronary artery disease (CAD) or congestive heart failure (CHF). Here’s how to prioritize taking your medicines and being physically active, pandemic-style.

  • Keep Your Mind and Body Active to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

    Keep Your Mind and Body Active to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

    Some research suggests that by engaging in certain physical and mental activities, you may be able to lower your risk for cognitive decline.

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Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependence

Substance abuse is a recognized medical brain disorder. It refers to the abuse of illegal or legal substances. Alcohol is the most common legal drug of abuse. Substance dependence describes abuse of drugs or alcohol that continues, even when serious problems related to their use have developed.


Poison Ivy Quiz

It's fun to take a hike through the woods: listening for songbirds, looking at wildflowers, spying the occasional chipmunk. You also need to keep an eye out for the bane of hikers—poison ivy. Find out how much you know about this annoying plant by taking this true-false quiz.


What Happens During Labor: Stages 2 and 3

Stage 2 starts once your cervix is fully dilated. It ends with the birth of your baby. Stage 3 starts after your baby is born.

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