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

You can find recent topics here for your listening or to share. Each Wednesday at 7:40 am, Jerry & Blanca speak with local health professionals, who offer helpful tips for your health and well-being, brought to you by our friends at Adventist HealthCare

January 21: Is Your Heart Ready for Cold Weather? with Rose Melendez

As our region is experiencing the coldest air it has seen this season and perhaps snow is on the way, it’s important to think about how this winter weather can affect your heart. Colder temperatures combined with physical activity create specific circumstances that increase the risk of a heart attack. If not prepared, even walking through snow can put unwanted strain on your heart.

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December 31: Know Your Options in Case of Emergencies with Rose Melendez

While the holidays are a chance to rejoice with family and friends, emergencies can happen anytime. Knowing your options now can help make the decision easier when you need immediate care.

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December 23: Watch Your Waistline this Winter with Rose Melendez

Research suggests that Americans gain an average of 2 to 5 pounds over the winter. This contributes to a person’s average net weight gain of about one pound each year after efforts to lose the weight. A pound may not seem like a lot, but year after year this weight gain accumulates, and may have a negative impact on your health.One pound is equal to 3,500 calories.

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December 10: Tips to Decrease Holiday Stress with Rose Melendez

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration, but it is not uncommon for people to feel more down or stressed-out than usual during this time of year. While the closeness of family and the giving spirit may generate excitement for most of us, it may cause tension or sadness in others.

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December 3: How to Reduce Your Risk of Stroke with Rose Melendez

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.

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November 25: Healthy Holiday Eating with Rose Melendez

Busy holiday schedules make it easy to give in to poor eating habits that can have a big effect on your health long after the holidays have passed. Overindulging can lead to weight gain, fluctuations in blood pressure, sluggishness. Follow these tips to help you stay on track:

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November 12: Lung Cancer Awareness/Smoking Cessation with Rose Melendez

Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer among both men and women. It claims more lives than colon, prostate, lymph, and breast cancer combined. Smoking accounts for nearly 90 percent of lung cancer cases.

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Health Tip: Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month. More than 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Even more worrisome is one in four don’t even know they have it. Diabetes is characterized by high levels of sugar, or glucose, in the bloodstream. The most common form is tied to obesity, and the number of people with diabetes has increased with the rise in obesity.

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Health Tip: Asthma

Those with asthma are particularly vulnerable during the summer to fall transition because of the fall allergy season and the fluctuations in temperature. For help with avoiding asthma flare-ups, make sure you are taking your regular medication as directed and your rescue inhaler is ready for emergencies. You should also have an asthma management plan ready.

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Health Tip: Flu prevention

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu virus causes more than 200,000 hospitalizations per year. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect yourself! The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot each year.

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