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Helping Families Get Healthy: Tip #1 (video)

By at February 8, 2011 | 12:09 pm | 2 Comments

Helping Families Get Healthy: Tip #1 (video)

Helping Families Get Healthy: Tip #1 By Nurse Kimberly The statistics surrounding obesity in this country are frightening. Some people do not want to talk about it, but it needs to be addressed. First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign has a goal of solving childhood obesity in a generation.  It is an ambitious goal and one that I want to help achieve. The one 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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Nurse Kimberly Says Take 5

By at January 17, 2011 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

Nurse Kimberly Says Take 5

  My Family Plate's Take 5 by Nurse Kimberly   It's official. Last year Congress chose September  to be recognized as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. With 23 million children and teens ages two to nineteen overweight we are experiencing a health crisis of epidemic proportion. Kids who are overweight and obese are at risk for developing heart disease, more...

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CNN Special: Does Your Family Eat Together At Home?

By at January 15, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 0 Comment

CNN Special: Does Your Family Eat Together At Home?

Does Your Family Eat Together? by Nurse Kimberly This past Thursday on CNN's American Morning show I found one segment, featuring Dr. Mark Hyman, to be very interesting. Dr.Hyman is the founder of The UltraWellness Center. He claims that eating at home can save your life! He went on to explain that children who eat family dinners at home do better in school, have better more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

By at December 20, 2010 | 2:04 pm | 1 Comments

10 Things You Should Know About Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

10 Things You Should Know About Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) by Kristen Warner 1. Nicknamed the “Silent Killer” because most people don’t realize the symptoms. 2. Hypertension starts at a blood pressure of 140/ 90 and above 3. 140  represents the amount of pressure it takes to pump blood to the arteries. (Systolic pressure) 90 represents the more...

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