Each Wednesday at 7:40am, Jerry & Blanca speak with a local health professional to offer helpful tips for your health and well-being, brought to you by our friends at Adventist HealthCareYou can find recent topics, listen back or to share.

Health Tips

Morning Show Health Tips

Each Wednesday at 7:40 am, Jerry & Blanca speak with local health professional, Rose Melendez, who offers helpful tips for your health and well-being, brought to you by our friends at Adventist HealthCare.

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Nurse Rose Melendez, RN, is head of the Emergency Department at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital.

You can find recent topics here for your listening or to share.

Avoiding Heat Exhaustion (kids & pets)

It’s heating up outside! While we love the warmer weather it’s important to remember that there are health risks with high heat. Normally, the body cools itself down by sweating. Heat related illness can occur when the body heats more quickly than it can cool itself down, leading to heat exhaustion or the life-threatening condition, heat stroke.

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Just how dangerous is second-hand smoke?

During the summer months, many parents express frustration when they see other parents smoking around their kids in public places like amusement parks. Rose Melendez from Adventist HealthCare shares what dangers to be concerned about if your kids are exposed to second-hand smoke.

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Screen time over summer break

School is out for the summer, which means more time for fun in the sun … and behind a screen. From TV, to smart phones to computers – it’s important for parents help children of all ages find a balance.

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4th of July Safety Tips

Emergency Department physicians and nurses know that accidents over any holiday weekend are pretty common but the 4th of July tends to bring with it more injuries than other holidays.

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Men’s Health Awareness Month

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s a great reminder for all of our women listeners to help keep the important men in our lives healthy.

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Water safety tips for summer

The local pool is officially open for summer, and it’s important to remember to keep ourselves and our family members safe while splashing about this summer. Every day, about 10 people die from drowning in the U.S., with two out of those being kids under the age of 14.

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Sunscreen & skin health

Many of us adults have had plenty of sunburns in our lives. It’s important to monitor your skin for any changes that could be a sign of skin cancer.

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Sleep better, be healthier

May is National Sleep Better Month, and we’re reminded that sleep is actually an important factor for your health.Getting adequate sleep is critical to good health and wellbeing for a number of reasons.

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Healthy ways to get fit for summer

It’s that time of year when the weather warms up and we bring out the summer wardrobe. With people trying to slim down for summer, it’s important to make sure that you’re doing it in a healthy way including a balanced diet and exercise. Nurse Rose shares some easy steps to help you set healthy weight-loss goals.

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Stroke awareness month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and with many adults now caring for their elderly parents, this is an important topic because stroke risk doubles every 10 years after age 55. Nurse Rose shares how you can reduce your risk.

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