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Is Your Emergency Hurricane Kit Stocked?

Disaster can strike without warning – so don’t get caught unprepared. As part of your basic household disaster preparation, you should have a Survival Kit ready and stocked so that you and your family can survive for 72 hours on your own, if necessary. Here’s an easy guide for creating your own kit. An Emergency [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness: How to Keep Your Skin Safe

Skin cancer will affect one in five Americans throughout the course of their lifetimes, and 800,000 have a history of melanoma. Skin cancers, including melanoma, can affect people young and old…but it also is, in some cases, preventable. Artificial UV light counts too! Indoor tanning beds have been linked with skin cancers like melanoma, squamous [...]

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Five Tips To Start Getting a Better Night’s Sleep Starting Tonight

Sleep is a key ingredient to good health for people of all ages, and it’s something we need to recharge every day. It’s a struggle to stay productive when you are lacking sleep, so it is important to follow these tips to get the rest you need.  1.   Eliminate distractions in your bedroom that interfere [...]

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Getting Up To Speed for Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As the temperature gets warmer, it’s time to get active – and there’s no better time to do it than National Sports and Fitness Month. This May, Americans are reminded to get up, get out and get active during this month of awareness and education. The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award is just one of many [...]

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Stroke Awareness Month: How to Help Prevent Strokes

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death in America, and kill over 129,000 people each year. This May, which is Stroke Awareness Month, it’s important to learn how strokes affect the brain, what symptoms they cause and how to reduce your chances of experiencing a stroke. What is a Stroke? A stroke is [...]

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Florida Summer Fun on a Budget

The summer months are upon us – so it’s time to find something fun to do with the family! Thousands of tourists are flocking to Disney World, Universal Orlando and our plethora of theme parks here in Florida. The great news is that you don’t have to fight with the crowds and spend a lot [...]

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Get Outdoors and Get Active This Summer

Everyone is encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up, get outdoors and get active. It’s a great way to raise your awareness of the importance of physical activity and to get your family, friends and co-workers noticing a healthier way of life. Below are [...]

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IBS: What Is It and How to Treat It?

In most people, intestines contract and expand in a regular motion to move food through the digestive system. But for those with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, the muscles work overtime and force food out of the system much quicker, which can cause a whole host of problems. The good news is that there are [...]

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Stress-Busting 101

Stress affects everyone at one time or another – but it doesn’t have to rule your life! By understanding where your stress comes from, you can develop techniques to help reduce your stress and feel better emotionally and physically. Not only do stress reduction techniques help you feel happier, they can help prevent stress-related health [...]

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Ditch The Salt Without Ditching The Taste

Cooking is as much of an art as it is a science, but when your doctor’s telling you that it’s time to reduce your sodium intake, it can be tricky to keep the magic in the kitchen. The good news is that there are lots of alternatives to salt and salty flavorings, if you’re willing [...]

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