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Mar • 19 • 2018

How to Know If You Have a Hormone Imbalance

Your hormones are like chemical messengers that deliver changes throughout your body. Over the course of your lifetime, hormones shape your body and mind. Anyone can have a hormone shift or...

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Mar • 8 • 2018

What Should I Do If My PMS Is Getting Worse?

Like clockwork, many women experience premenstrual symptoms including body tenderness and bloating. These symptoms typically arise a few days before you get your period each month and fade as it goes...

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Mar • 5 • 2018

Is it Normal to Have Hot Flashes in Your 30s or 40s?

When a woman has hot flashes, the first thought is the m-word: menopause. In the U.S., the average age of menopause onset is 51, but that average is surrounded by a wide swath of time that...

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Feb • 22 • 2018

Why it Might Be Time for a Colon Cancer Screening

One-third of Americans who are due for a colorectal cancer screening haven’t gotten one. That means millions of people who could have cancer, polyps, or other colon issues are totally unaware of it....

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Feb • 11 • 2018

What to Do When Your Friend Has Cancer

The news devastates you, too.

When you learn that a friend has been diagnosed with cancer, you are not sure what to do. You may not know how to help, let alone what to say.

You may not realize it...

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Jan • 24 • 2018

Does My Teen Still Need Well-Child Visits?

The number of U.S. kids receiving well-child care has increased in the past 10 years. An estimate from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showed that the rate of children age 10 to 17 who did not...

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Jan • 17 • 2018

Cut Care: Protecting Cuts From Infection and Scarring

Oh no! Your child got a scrape on the knee. What’s the best thing to do next? Flush it with hydrogen peroxide? Wrap it tightly? Slather it with butter?

Cuts and scrapes are subject to a lot of myths...

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Jan • 2 • 2018

What are the Normal Side Effects of Vaccines?

Vaccines are an important part of preventive health care. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a helpful list of vaccines that are recommended for people at all stages of life, from birth...

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Dec • 26 • 2017

5 Facts about Kids’ Fevers and When to Call a Doctor

Almost every parent has felt the panic that accompanies a rising fever. As your child’s temperature creeps up, it’s hard to know whether to call a doctor. Is it just a little cold? Is it a sign of...

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Nov • 30 • 2017

COPD at Home: What You Can Do to Manage Your Symptoms

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, produces a large amount of mucus in the respiratory system that can cause coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and extreme fatigue. It’s a ...

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Nov • 15 • 2017

4 Important Health Tips for Former Smokers

Did you quit smoking? Congratulations! That’s a huge step toward better lifelong health. Quitting smoking can add up to 10 years to your lifespan and reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and...

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Nov • 15 • 2017

Be Proactive About Health Screenings

For less than $100, you could learn crucial information about the status of your heart, colon, lungs, and other body systems. Johnson Memorial Health offers a wide variety of low-cost preventive...

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