Health Guides


Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words. Rei means “universal power” and Ki means “life force energy.” Practitioners of Reiki believe that life force energy flows through all living things and is part … read more

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Ringworm is a common skin infection that causes an uncomfortable rash. Although the name “ringworm” might make you think that a worm causes it, this isn’t true. Read on to … read more

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Smokeless Tobacco

Have you ever seen a professional baseball player, or even a teammate chewing and spitting in the dugout or on the field? Wonder what they were up to? Despite the … read more

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Strep Throat

“Strep throat” is a sore throat that is caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It’s the most common bacterial infection of the “Strep throat” is a sore throat that is … read more

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Stress & How to Lower It

You know when you’re stressed out – your body feels tired and your thoughts are spinning. It can also help to know why your body reacts that way, and what you can do about … read more

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You may have heard that eating fruits (and vegetables) is good for you, but do you know why? Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a … read more

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

What is a sugar-sweetened beverage? A sugar-sweetened beverage is a drink that has sugar added to it. This includes: Soda (Cola, Mountain Dew, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Root Beer) Sports Drinks … read more

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Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies, also known as “hay fever,” affects almost 50 million people in the United States alone. What are seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies (also called “hay fever”) are certain conditions … read more

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Dietary Supplements

What are dietary supplements? The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition of a dietary supplement is “a product intended for ingestion that contains a ‘dietary ingredient’ intended to add further … read more

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