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How You Can Get More Sleep Tonight 1024x736, Health Channel

How can I get more sleep tonight?

Sleep is more important now than ever.  Unfortunately, due to the current situation in the world, many of us are spending our nights tossing and turning.  We need sleep more than we might realize, especially when our lives have been disrupted.  Let’s talk about why sleep is important and how you can get enough sleep ...
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How can I help my children cope with COVID-19?

How many of you are feeling that your children are having a hard time coping with all of this time inside your home? Are you struggling trying to find time for home-schooling, work, cooking, cleaning, having fun, and resting? Are your children acting up more than usual? If you answered yes to some of these ...
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How should I wear a face mask?

As some states start lifting restrictions and reopening businesses, it may seem like the threat from COVID-19 is past us.  Unfortunately, that is far from true.  The latest models predict significant increases in cases over the next couple of months.  We all need to continue to do what we can to help control the spread ...
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What is the anti-inflammatory diet?

Do you struggle with chronic pain, GI complications, depression, fatigue or other symptoms? These things could be related to chronic inflammation. The foods you eat in your diet can help lower inflammation. Let’s talk about how this works and why it is important. What is Inflammation? Inflammation is one of the body’s defense mechanisms used ...
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Kawasaki Disease And Multi System Inflammatory Syndrome 1024x682, Health Channel

What is Kawasaki Disease and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children?

Have you recently heard about Kawasaki Disease? Have you heard about certain children getting very sick with COVID 19? Let me explain a little about these illnesses: Kawasaki disease (KD) known for > 50 years and the new Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) related to COVID19. On April 26th 2020, it was first reported ...
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Alcohol Consumption Guidelines 1024x682, Health Channel

How much alcohol is it OK to drink while on quarantine?

People drink alcohol to celebrate occasions, socialize, and for many other reasons.  In this time of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, many people have been drinking more alcohol than they usually do, and maybe more than they should.  While drinking alcohol is itself not necessarily a problem, too much alcohol consumption has many potentially serious health ...
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What are the adverse effects of heavy alcohol consumption?

Last time we talked about the guidelines regarding alcohol consumption.  This week we’ll focus on the adverse health consequences of excessive alcohol use.  Remember that moderate alcohol consumption is considered one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men. Light to moderate alcohol consumption is considered safe for most people, although ...
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What’s the difference between creams and ointments?

Many medicines intended for skin application are packaged both as creams and ointments. Examples of these topical medications include corticosteroids and antibiotics. Many moisturizers also come in both a cream and ointment form. Is there a difference in a medication that comes in a cream as compared to an ointment? Is one or the other ...
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