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07/06/2020

Your Guide to Personal and Social Activities (During Coronavirus Pandemic)

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our lives and the way our community functions. Without a doubt, trying to maintain a normal routine is difficult. It’s even more challenging for individuals with chronic diseases and disorders. As New York reopens in phases, the rules are shifting for what people can and can’t do in their daily lives.

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06/29/2020

But First, SPF!

Summer in the Capital Region has arrived. While the sun is shining bright and the weather hitting up to 90 degrees, it's "golden hour" to highlight UV Safety Awareness Month. Learn about the risks associated with too much sun exposure and learn how to take the correct precautions to protect you and your family from the strong UV rays so everyone can enjoy the summer and outdoors safely.

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06/22/2020

Understanding Alzheimer's and Brain Health

Many of you probably heard of Alzheimer's Disease, but do you know exactly what it is? Alzheimer's Disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly damages memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out everyday tasks.

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06/15/2020

A Health Guide for Men

Hey guys! When is the last time you went to see your primary care provider? Everyone, from children to young men to older adults, all should have at least annual checkups. It’s okay if you have been slacking on your health lately, we understand. During National Men's Health Week, we want to encourage and remind men to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys’ healthy habits throughout childhood.

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06/08/2020

Battling PTSD? Don't Suffer Alone

Many people have been through a stressful event in his or her life. When the event, or series of events, causes a lot of stress, it is considered a traumatic event. There are about 8 million people in the United States currently living with PTSD. Even though PTSD treatments work, most people who have PTSD don't get the help they need. In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, educate yourself on the signs and symptoms and help a loved one living with PTSD.

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06/01/2020

How to Deal with Constant Headaches and Migraines

Everyone gets the occasional "when will this day end" headache. Those types of headaches may even follow a particular pattern, like every time you miss your morning cup of coffee. But you may be asking yourself, "When should I start to worry?" Most headaches respond to self-care, over-the-counter pain relievers, or medication your doctor prescribes. But for more severe types, like migraines, it's best to seek medical advice promptly.

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05/25/2020

Living with Food Allergies

Living with one or more food allergies is not easy. The only way to effectively prevent reactions is by avoiding foods that contain allergens that you are allergic to altogether. But this can be challenging because Americans tend to eat many different foods made with numerous ingredients.

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05/18/2020

A Mental Health Reminder: You’re Not Alone

Mental health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Preventing mental health issues and promoting good behavioral health involves actions to create living conditions and environments that support mental, emotional, and behavioral health and allow people to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.

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05/18/2020

Memorial Day Weekend, Quarantine Style

It's almost Memorial Day weekend! But don't worry, you can still celebrate at home. Yes, you need to be safe and follow social distancing guidelines, but it's also important to remember what Memorial Day is all about. A day to honor our fallen soldiers. Normally, you probably have family over for a picnic, maybe go to a Memorial Day party with friends, or attend a parade or concert, but this year is a little different. Don't let the coronavirus pandemic stop you from celebrating Memorial Day. There's no problem celebrating safely at home. That's why we rounded up some different ways to make this year's Memorial Day weekend as eventful and fun as the rest of them.

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