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Healthy Stress Relievers During A Pandemic

Mental health is one of the most affected areas of our well-being during a pandemic, as proven by COVID-19. As such, recommendations have come from many organizations, both locally and internationally, on the importance of maintaining our mental stability. In fact, these suggestions are ideal since the constant lockdowns, social and physical distancing, and curfews have been causing many of…
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Healthy Tips This Holiday Season

Healthy Tips For The Family During This Holiday Season Thanksgiving is a very festive holiday that so many of us enjoy. Typically we get to spend in-person time with our family in a loving, fun, and happy setting. However, this year, it may be a virtual event for those outside of the immediate family circle. We also appreciate this holiday…
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Managing Stress During the Pandemic

What is stress? The National Institute of Health defines stress as “the brain’s response to any demand.” Stress may cause feelings of emotional strain and pressure. How harmful stress will be to an individual ultimately depends on its intensity, duration, and treatment. Pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number…
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Sports Physical Exams For Your Child

Wellness Checkups Beginning at birth and lasting until the teen years, annual wellness checkups are necessary for keeping track of your child’s health. It is important that you schedule your child for a complete medical exam now and then even if your child appears quite healthy. Routine checkups allow your health care provider to keep an eye on your toddlers…