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    Mindfulness: There's an app for that.

    “Self-care is not selfish.”“You are worthy of good things.” “Breathe.” If you’ve seen notifications like the above on your smartphone, then you may be one of the increasing1 number of Americans who are using an app to practice mindfulness. If you...

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    Avoid Singing the Flu Blues

    ??I got a cough…And a fever of 1-0-2Wish I would have had a shotSo I wasn’t so bluuuuuuuue.??

    Initial estimates from the 2018-2019 flu season report between 37.4 million – 42.9 million Americans suffered from the “Flu Blues.” While last year was...

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    Why Antibiotics Aren't Always the Solution

    When you feel miserable, it’s understandable to want a quick fix. So, your brain might turn to antibiotics instead of chicken soup and a good night's sleep. But sometimes, it’s a good thing to let your immune system fight illness itself. This is true...

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    Bug Bites 101: When to Call a Doctor

    Bug bites: They itch, they're an eyesore, and always have you asking, "Does this look normal?" 

    The first step is to figure out what bit you. If it was a flying or buzzing insect, it was likely a mosquito or fly. If the sting was sudden and...

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    Sun Safety this Summer

    Summer is all about enjoying the weather and sunshine. A little vitamin D is great, but be careful! Experiencing five sunburns in life can double a person’s melanoma (skin cancer) risk.

    Check out the following infographic for some tips on sun safety.

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    The Measles: What you need to know

    You probably haven’t had to think about measles much in your lifetime. The illness has been largely contained in the 21st century, thanks to near-universal vaccination. However, vaccination rates among certain populations have fallen in the U.S....

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    Prepare Your Medicine Cabinet

    What’s in your medicine cabinet? We sat down with Dr. Mark Friedman, First Stop Health’s Chief Medical Officer and a veteran emergency room physician, and he said there’s a critical item missing from most people’s medicine cabinets: a thermometer.


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    Preventing Trips to the ER: Summer Safety from Frontline Providers

    Pop quiz: Which of the following is not a real summer health hazard?

    1. Getting a foot parasite from not wearing shoes
    2. Eating a metal bristle from a BBQ grill brush
    3. Being attacked by a wild bear while hiking
    4. All of the above are real risks


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