5 Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Although 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, it is estimated that up to 50 percent of all cancers can be avoided by reducing risk factors and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so we’re taking this opportunity to inform our readers of the common risks of cancer and…

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Allergic Reactions

  Recognizing the first signs of a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) and taking immediate action with epinephrine (epipen) can be the difference between life and death. If you or a loved one, especially a child, has a severe allergic reaction, every second counts. Thankfully, most allergic reactions are relatively minor and do not require epinephrine.  These…

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What is Stress?

Stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. In fact, the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. When you experience changes or challenges (stressors), your body produces physical and mental responses. That’s stress. Stress responses help your body adjust to new situations. Stress can be positive, keeping us…

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4 Tips to “Outsmart” Diabetes

Did you know that nearly 84 million people in the United States are living with diabetes?  It’s becoming known as the new silent killer.  Many people don’t have symptoms until the condition is somewhat advanced. Here are some facts: Approximately, 1 out of 3 Americans have prediabetes 9 out of 10 of people with prediabetes…

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Heat-Related Illnesses…… How to keep Safe

How to prevent heat illness   Think of your ideal summer…. swimming, camping, hiking, and barbecues with friends and family likely come to mind. But while having fun in the sun, it’s important to protect yourself from the heat. This is especially true here in Central Texas where we routinely have a heat index greater…

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Poison Prevention

With National Poison Prevention Awareness Week upon us, there’s never been a better time to increase your knowledge on poison prevention. The national awareness week was introduced back in 1961 under the Kennedy presidency. Despite efforts to increase awareness, unintentional poisoning remains to be the leading cause of accidental deaths for all age groups. You can observe…

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Tips for Exercising Safely

The start of the year is a good time to set healthy goals for ourselves.  Improving our fitness and getting more exercise are fantastic resolutions that will help keep us motivated to start the year right. However, in our eagerness to get in shape, we might end up hurting ourselves and taking things a little too…

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The Dangers of Too Much Sugar

When it comes to our health, sugar has a bittersweet reputation. This is sugar awareness week so ExpressMD would like to encourage you to learn about the dangers of too much sugar intake. Eating whole foods that has natural sugar is fine. Dairy foods have calcium and protein, and plant foods have rich amounts of minerals,…

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Healthy Holiday Food Swaps

The food options during the holidays are vast and we all anticipate the delicious food. How can you not, when there’s sugar cookies and homemade pecan pie everywhere you turn? We all know that holiday food isn’t particularly healthy. All it takes is a couple of servings of stuffing before you become, well… stuffed. Fortunately,…

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Do I Have Arthritis?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 70 million Americans over 18 will be diagnosed with arthritis within the next 20 years. Is your joint pain a result of arthritis? Only a health professional can give you an accurate diagnosis, but there are signs that typically point to arthritis. Overview Arthritis is the tenderness…

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