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.

Helping your teen manage stress

With the start of the school year for many of our children, they might be feeling anxiety brought on by tests, planning for college or important social events like homecoming.

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Car Safety for Kids

Car safety for kids lasts long after they outgrow a traditional car seat. Recommendations can change from year-to-year, and it’s important for parents to stay up-to-date to keep their child safe during every errand and trip.

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Finding the right personal care provider for you

A primary care provider (PCP) is a physician or other medical provider, such as a physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). These providers are often your first line of defense when you’re not feeling well, and your offense to help you staying healthy.

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Why annual wellness exams matter

An annual wellness exam is an important part of keeping you in good health. This yearly appointment offers you the opportunity to connect with your provider to discuss any health concerns or changes you have.

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Back-to-School Success

Back-to-school can be a stressful time. Children can have a difficult time adjusting to a new grade and all that comes with it, including a new teacher, new classmates and new expectations to navigate.

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Joint Pain: When to treat at home, when to see a doctor

We’ve all experienced a sore back or achy knees from time to time. It can be mild and uncomfortable, or it can be severe enough to keep you off your feet and away from your favorite activities.

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Managing headaches

Everyone gets headaches from time to time. It may be a mild throbbing that’s just a nuisance or an intense pain that keeps you from activities you enjoy and tasks you need to complete. It’s estimated that there are nearly 150 types of headache

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How to read a food label

Reading the back of a food label can be a bit overwhelming with difficult-to-pronounce ingredients, percentages, serving sizes and daily values to decipher. Then there’s all the marketing claims on the package.

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Set healthy boundaries for teens on social media

Social media is a great way to connect with friends and learn about new experiences. However, research suggests that spending more than one to two hours on social media can lead to isolation, loneliness, depression and anxiety.

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Screen time alternatives for kids

Screen time is a battle many parents are familiar with. And with summer here, it can be even more challenging for parents to manage – and limit – screen time for their children of all ages.

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