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Tips for Surviving Pregnancy Over the Summer

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Pregnancy is often a joyous time for a woman. However, some of the symptoms associated with it aren’t the most pleasant. The heat of summer days doesn’t help many pregnancy-related issues, either. Plus, the added heat can affect your overall health. Optimize your health and happiness during pregnancy this summer with these tips.

Stay Hydrated

Water is necessary for your body to function properly. Your organs require it to work as they should, and water is even necessary on a cellular level. When you suffer from dehydration, you can experience a variety of symptoms, such as:

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Blood Pressure and Aging: What Every Senior Should Know

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As you grow older, you may encounter a number of age-related health challenges, from arthritis and osteoporosis to high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Individuals aged 65 and older develop this condition three times as commonly as those aged 20 to 44.

Because high blood pressure can increase the risks for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and other issues, you need to understand how high blood pressure affects seniors, how to interpret age-related changes in blood pressure, and what you can do to control the problem. Here are some key points to consider.

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What to Know About Spring Tree Pollen Allergies

Spring Tree Pollen Allergies

Springtime presents an influx of pollinating plants that may flare up your allergies and asthma. Some of the biggest spring pollen allergy-causing plants in Minnesota are trees. Trees become massive pollen producers soon after they re-foliate. In fact, if you shake some trees during the spring, you can actually see large clouds of pollen exude from them.

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What You Need to Know Before Your First Mammogram

First MammogramIn 2020, more than 270,000 women will have a new invasive breast cancer diagnosis. Mammography can help to protect you, finding cancer before it grows or spreads. If you have never had a mammogram, take a look at the answers to the top questions women have about this diagnostic imaging test.

What Is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is an x-ray of your breasts. This inside-the-body picture allows the medical provider to see the interior of the breast and detect irregularities. Mammogram can find tumors before you can feel them manually.

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Eight Things You Can Do to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Healthy Heart Your heart’s health plays an important part in your well-being and quality of life to take steps to keep your heart healthy so it remain strong throughout your life. Healthy habits are key to keeping your heart healthy and reducing cardiovascular problems overall. eight healthy habits help your heart health.

1. Exercise Regularly

Aim for a minimum of ten minutes of moderate physical activity a day. If you can do more, then go right ahead, as long as know your limits. Ten minutes is perfect if you are just starting out in order to avoid injuries. Increase the amount of time as you gain strength.

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New Year, New You: 3 Lifestyle Changes to Consider

Cup Of Coffee With NotesIt’s that time of year when many people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions and what changes they want to make in the coming year. Statistics show that while 40 percent of people make resolutions, the majority fail within the first month, and only 8 percent end up achieving their objective.

Rather than resolving to change several things at once in your life on the first of the year, consider choosing one thing to work on and break it down into actionable steps that will help you reach your goal. Here are three lifestyle habits to consider in your quest to begin the new year happier and healthier.

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3 Lesser-Known Risk Factors for Type II Diabetes

3 Lesser-Known Risk Factors for Type II DiabetesPatients who have type II diabetes end up with high blood sugar because their body does not make enough insulin, the hormone that triggers body cells to remove sugar from the blood stream. Some patients with type II diabetes do make plenty of insulin, but their body’s cells have become resistant to it.

In either case, type II diabetes can have lasting effects on the body — such as vision damage, kidney damage, and nerve damage — particularly if untreated or poorly treated. Many people know that being overweight and eating too much sugar can increase their risk of developing type II diabetes, but these are not the only risk factors. Here are three lesser-known risk factors that you should be aware of.

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What Senior Citizens Can Do in Autumn to Stay Healthy This Winter

If you’re not a fan of the winter season, you may not want to start thinking about the colder months until you have to. Perhaps you don’t even want to think about flu season, snow, and frigid temperatures. However, beginning to prepare now for the challenges winter brings will help keep you happy and healthy in the coming months.

Think About Your Healthcare

Make sure routine and preventative healthcare visits are up to date and get a flu shot. If you’ve been putting off getting a physical examination or discussing nagging health issues with your doctor, now is the time to make an appointment. Winter storms and road closures can make it difficult to travel to appointments during the winter months.

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4 Common Causes of Unplanned Weight Loss in Seniors

Young Caregiver Giving Helping Hands For Elderly Woman — Buffalo, Monticello, & Albertville, MN — Stellis HealthMany older adults lose weight as they age, which is not necessarily a good thing. When an older adult loses five percent or more of their weight over a period of six months (and they are not specifically working on weight loss), this could be cause for alarm. As a caregiver or family member, here are some of the possible causes of weight loss to explore with your older relative and their doctor.

1. Social Isolation and Depression

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