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For a Stronger Heart, Think Green

By the American Heart Association People who live in leafy, green neighborhoods may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and strokes, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In this study, …

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Article Compliments of the American Heart Association If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away. 1    Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. 2   …

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Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Article Compliments of the American Heart Association Catch the signs early Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense. But most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention to your body and call 911 …

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Hug More, Stress Less

Hug More, Stress Less

Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness. As one example, sharing a hug with a loved one has been found to boost immune system responses, help fight disease and increase overall health, according to an article published …

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Wholehearted

Wholehearted

By Jodi Thomas I love Valentine’s Day. Not just the flowers and the chocolate and all that good stuff, but I have always loved the idea of celebrating love . . . and on a trivial note, seeing all the pink and red hearts just makes me happy for some …

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Millpond Wellness Center: We Exist to Transform Lives

Millpond Wellness Center

Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center has been serving patients in the Lexington community since 2012. Offering chiropractic and alternative wellness services, the Millpond team keeps two fundamentals always at top of mind: personal health and easy mobility. The team at Millpond – Justin Pearce, D.C., Shannyn Pearce, D.C., and Donald …

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Recognizing, Getting Help for Depression in Men

Recognizing, Getting Help for Depression in Men

Everyone feels sad from time to time. It’s a natural reaction to situations that are emotionally trying or upsetting. But sadness, like all other emotions, is temporary. Even when we are sad, we are able to laugh, work, and find joy. Sadness goes away over time. Depression, which is often thought …

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January is National Radon Awareness Action Month

January is National Radon Awareness Action Month

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. It is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon is released from the normal decay of the elements uranium, …

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Good Health Starts in Childhood

Good Health Starts in Childhood

The statistics on childhood obesity, Type II diabetes, blood pressure and even heart disease are scary. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Further, physicians are seeing an alarming number of kids …

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