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Mental Health

Stressed out? Learn what causes stress and 4 ways to effectively cope with it

By Allison White, LCSW, Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network
Dealing with seasonal allergies: Causes, treatment options and when you should see a doctor
By Simon Tesfau, MD, Primary Care Physician

Posted: April 8, 2021
Are you suddenly dealing with sneezing fits and a runny nose? Does your head feel congested? What about itchy or watery eyes? If so, you're not alone — and you're probably suffering from seasonal allergies.
Goodbye to ANTS ruining your picnic!
By Susan Erdman, LCSW, CEAP, Counselor

Posted: April 1, 2021
Have you ever experienced a picnic that was ruined by a sudden invasion of ants? Therapists like to help our clients recognize and manage the reality of ANTS in our daily lives.
Time for your annual mammogram AND your COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what women should know
By Your Health staff

Posted: March 29, 2021
Screening mammograms and COVID-19 vaccines are both very important for your health. It turns out that timing these two health essentials so they are at least four weeks apart will help you get a more accurate mammogram reading.
Understanding Diabetes: Causes, risk factors and what you can do to prevent it
By Kristy Merritt, RN CDCES, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist | Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

Posted: March 24, 2021
Diabetes can have a serious impact on your well-being if left undiagnosed or untreated. Long term complications, like heart attacks and strokes, are the biggest problems, but the disease can also lead to other serious conditions.
COVID-19 vaccine: Facts about Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, who is eligible, side effects and more
By Your Health staff

Posted: March 23, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine administration is underway in our community. We know you may have many questions and we want to provide you with important information about the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, so we’ve identified several of the most...
CDC guidance for people vaccinated from COVID-19: What’s changed and what’s stayed the same

Posted: March 8, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Snoring and sleep apnea: Steps you can take to guard your health and get a better night’s sleep
By M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Otolaryngology

Posted: March 3, 2021
More than 40 million Americans suffer from snoring and sleep apnea, including 24% of adult males and 9% of adult females. There are steps you can take to get a better night's sleep — while also reducing the risk of other health issues.
Cultivating awe for better health and well-being
By Renee Dillard, LCSW, Counselor

Posted: February 26, 2021
There is a growing body of research focused on a deeper understanding of the experience or emotion of awe, and how it impacts our lives for better health, mindfulness, and happiness. 
Heart disease in African Americans: Why it is more common and what you can do to prevent it
By Oluwaseun Akinseye MD, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology

Posted: February 22, 2021
Heart diseases, such has coronary heart disease and heart failure, are more common in African Americans than other ethnic groups — and so are the other cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and peripheral artery disease.

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