Numbers to Know: Late Summer 2023

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Stop Snoring! If you spend most of the night listening to your partner snore, you’re not alone. Approximately 44% of men and 28% of women in the United States regularly snore. The Sleep Foundation recommends these tips to reduce or even eliminate snoring: Sleep on your side. Wear a nasal strip or dilator. Use an […]

Numbers to Know: Summer 2023

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10-15 Minutes The amount of time you should spend in the sun daily to receive its health benefits, including a boosted mood and increased vitamin D production. Early detection saves lives. 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The American Cancer Society recommends: Women with an average […]

Gadgets for the Gardening Lover

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If you’re looking to level up your health and wellness, why not give gardening a try? Gardening is not only physically beneficial with all of its planting, digging, and lifting, it has a whole host of mental benefits as well. Studies have shown that gardening can aid in anxiety and stress reduction, memory retention, and […]

Health in a Minute: Summer 2023

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Q. I recently switched to a different type of OTC allergy medication. It works better for my symptoms, but I’m not loving the drowsiness that it’s causing. Is there anything I can do? A. While antihistamines are effective in relieving allergy symptoms, they can also cause drowsiness and fatigue. To minimize the impact of drowsiness, […]

Interior Design & Mental Health

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Designed With Happiness in Mind How Home Interiors Can Boost Mental Health There is a strong correlation between home interiors and mental health. Clutter is known to increase stress, and a lack of décor can be depressing; but open, brightly lit spaces can feel like a breath of fresh air and inspire good feelings. Because […]

Health Statistics: Spring 2023

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52% of children aged 6 to 8 who have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth, according to the CDC. You can prevent cavities in children by: Teaching them to brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly Getting enough fluoride, both through the toothpaste they use and your family’s water […]

Health in a Minute: Spring 2023

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Q. I notice that my baby gets dehydrated when she’s sick, but I don’t always know if it’s serious enough to call for a trip to the doctor. Any tips for a first-time mom? A. Though being a first-time parent can be frightening, your new baby is fortunately very resilient! There are several things to […]

Numbers to Know – New Year 2023

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A Sweet Suggestion How Much Added Sugar the Average American Consumes 17 tsp/day What the American Heart Association Recommends 6 tsp/day 10-20 minutes The average time it takes most people to fall asleep at night You can set yourself up for a good night’s sleep by: Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule Avoiding caffeine late in […]

Local Summer Camp Profiles 2023

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Off to Camp! Baylor Summer Camps Families have enjoyed Baylor Summer Camps for decades! Baylor’s 690-acre campus and facilities allow for a wide array of activities to match individual skills and interests, and Baylor faculty, coaches, and counselors have expertise in working with children in a safe and nurturing environment. From the family-favorite Raider Days […]

Project Access

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For people in Southeast Tennessee who fall ill and have no health insurance and no place to turn to for treatment, Project Access can provide a second chance at life and health. Project Access is a nonprofit coordinated-care network of doctors, hospitals, healthcare providers, and community clinics that provides donated healthcare for residents in low-income […]

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