PAD: What You Need to Know

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition affecting more than 8 million Americans, including as much as 20% of the over-60 population. Yet, most people know very little about this
dangerous...

What's Behind That Pain in Your Neck?

It's happened to all of us at one time or another – a little kink in the neck that hurts just enough to be bothersome. Fortunately, most of the time, that
kink works itself out...

Making a Difference in Our Community

Part of being a good member of your community is offering your support to those in need and to those making a difference... That has always been a big part of the mission of Dignity Health and one...

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Take Care of Yourself

This Valentine's Day, consider giving yourself the gift of a little relaxation, fun, or indulgence – whatever speaks to you. Make this day – or at least part of it – about you. As women we are often caught up...

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Celebrate Your Love for Your Friends

Valentine's Day is, of course, considered to be the holiday for love. While we typically associate it with romantic love, why not include love of friends too? This year, seek out your best girlfriends on Feb. 14 and...

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Heart Healthy Mexican Food

February is National Heart Month – a great time to take a look at little changes you can make in your life to improve your overall heart health. A good place to start is your diet. Small changes in what you eat and...

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Set Screen Time Boundaries

Chances are, at least someone in your family received a new electronic device of some kind over the holidays. And whether that someone is an adult or a child...

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A "Sweet" Twist on a Party Snack

Sometimes it can be a challenge to make healthy food fun – but this recipe solves that problem! In this tasty twist on a party snack staple, we substitute sweet potatoes...

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Setting an Example of Heart Healthy Living

For Deirdre Harris, a good day typically starts with an early wake-up call and a visit to the gym. "For me, I know that I will feel better the rest of the day if I exercise early. So, I get...

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Don't Fear the Colonoscopy

If you are over 50 or have a family history of colon cancer, chances are you've had to face it – the most dreaded of health screenings, the colonoscopy. Any procedure that involves examining the large intestine and rectum to ensure they are free of cancerous growths sounds unpleasant. However, it's not really the colonoscopy we dread. It's the preparation.

The Colon Cancer Alliance reports that fear prevents 7 out of 10 people age 50 and older from getting this recommended screening. Seventy three percent of people who do...

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