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.

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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Health Minute: Having a Happy, Healthy Road Trip

There's a good chance that you're taking a summer road trip with your children. How you do you make it fun for everyone and keep the kids calm before they ask, "Are the there yet?"

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Health Minute: Is Your Play Ground Safe?

School's out and that means kids may spend a lot more time in the park or on the playground. In this week's Health Minute we get tips on keeping our children safe.

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Pool safety

Families, friends and children are slathering up with the sunscreen and heading out for a day of fun in the sun. Unfortunately, these days can turn into a parent’s worst nightmare if you don’t take the proper safety precautions.

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Helping your teen manage stress

With the end of the school year just around the corner for many of our children, they might be feeling anxiety brought on by final exams, planning for college or important social events like prom.

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How the Great Outdoors Boosts Your Health

Over the last few years, a number of medical studies have suggested that spending time outdoors can boost your mental and physical health. With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to get outside!

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