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Are Tanning Beds Killing Us?

By at January 28, 2011 | 12:51 am | 0 Comment

Are Tanning Beds Killing Us?

Say NO To Tanning Beds and MELANOMA ! By Nurse Kimberly   It is almost that time of year when people start thinking about the new spring fashions. It is also when many people start to visit tanning salons. From what I remember February and March were always very busy months at the tanning salon where I was a member. About four years ago I tanned all of the time more...

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Do You Know What Your Blood Sugar Is?

By at January 27, 2011 | 6:12 pm | 0 Comment

Do You Know What Your Blood Sugar Is?

Do You Know Your Fasting Blood Sugar Level? By Nurse Kimberly   Earlier this week the Centers for Health and Disease released a report stating that almost 26 million Americans have diabetes. What’s worse is that almost 7 million are not even aware they have the disease.   An estimated ninety percent of Americans suffering from diabetes are suffering from Type 2 more...

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Heart Disease: America’s #1 Killer of Women

By at January 24, 2011 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Heart Disease: America’s #1 Killer of Women

Heart Disease: America's #1 Killer of Women By Nurse Kimberly     Next month on February 4, 2011 women everywhere will be wearing the color red. Why? Because it is National Wear Red Day. It's a day when we can show support for women's heart disease awareness. For the past two years I have worked as a nurse in the intensive care unit. I am always shocked at how more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Whooping Cough

By at January 6, 2011 | 11:29 pm | 0 Comment

10 Things You Should Know About Whooping Cough

10 Things You Should Know About Whooping Cough by Andi Vollenweider 1. Whooping cough (aka pertussis) can be a serious illness for adults and adolescents, and is potentially fatal in infants. 2. It is a highly contagious disease, caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. 3. Whooping cough starts out as a common cold in adults, with symptoms including runny more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D

By at January 1, 2011 | 5:27 pm | 2 Comments

10 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D

10 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D by Caitlin Haggerty Vitamin D is essential for a healthy life.  It helps in building and maintaining strong bones in the body.  Vitamin D helps transfer the calcium from food to bone and blood. In children Vitamin D helps prevent Rickets.  Rickets is a disorder where it weakens children’s bones and makes them easier to more...

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