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.

Love your heart

WGTS and Adventist HealthCare are teaming up to help you take your health to heart! Take Adventist HealthCare’s free online heart assessment to learn your risk for heart disease.

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Exercise with heart!

New research shows that lack of physical activity can be just as dangerous for your heart and overall health as smoking. Regular exercise can reduce your risk for heart disease down the road with these benefits.

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Winter got you down?

During the winter, it’s not uncommon to feel a little down with the cold weather and less sunlight. In fact, about 10 million Americans experience a type of seasonal depressive episode called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.

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Stay warm and safe this winter

In cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can create heat, which can lead to these two serious health problems.

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New Year healthier you: healthy diet tips

Before you change your diet or fitness routine, take these steps to help you set healthy weight loss goals. This will help you create a weight-loss plan you can stick to and keep track of your progress.

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Keeping tabs on arthritis

Arthritis is a common cause of joint pain, with affects about 54 million people in the U.S. About 31 million Americans have osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis.

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Asthma and cold weather

More than 17 million adults and 6 million children suffer with asthma in the U.S. The lifelong breathing disorder causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing – leading to 18 million emergency department visits per year.

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Making health resolutions you can keep

How can you make sure you make your resolution into a lasting lifestyle change?

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Managing holiday stress

​The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration with our loved ones, but as many of us know, it can be a stressful time too. Between shopping for gifts and hosting holiday parties, there’s a lot on our minds.

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Just a cold or pneumonia?

It’s that time of year when people are coughing and blowing their nose – cold and flu season. We all know those people who try to tough out a cold, but sometimes a cold can turn into a more serious respiratory illness like pneumonia.

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