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What’s new about the American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8?

Health & Wellness

The American Heart Association recently updated their checklist for cardiovascular health. The 8 items on this list (diet, physical activity, nicotine exposure, sleep, weight, blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure) provide guidance for maintaining cardiovascular health. The biggest update to this checklist of recommendations is the addition of sleep duration as a critical component

Lone Star Ticks & Alpha Gal Syndrome

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Time for our annual chat about preventing tick bites Lone star ticks are about the size of a lentil and are dark reddish-brown in color. Adults have 8 legs. 🕷️ The females have a characteristic white spot in the middle of their backs. And some people develop a severe, lifelong allergy to red meat after

What options exist for birth control?

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Reproductive rights are in the news these days, which has this Nerdy Girl thinking – this is a nice time to take a quick break to review options to prevent pregnancy. Babies are wonderful and it’s also pretty great to be able to choose if and when you become a parent. Luckily you have many

Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 05-07-22

Health & Wellness Infection and Spread Masks Testing and Contact Tracing Videos

Live COVID Q&A with Those Nerdy Girls of Dear Pandemic Featuring Nerdy Girls: Ashley Ritter, APRN, PhD – TNG CEO & Founding Member Chana Davis, PhD, Fueled by Science: TNG Contributing Writer Those Nerdy Girls are back to tackle your latest COVID questions. ➡️ Welcome, Intros, and chit chat (0:00-1:02) ➡️ The impact of pandemic

Estoy retrasado con mis evaluaciones preventivas – ¿Es seguro agendar citas ahora?

Health & Wellness Posts en Español

Mientras la pandemia se prolonga, muchas personas están atrasadas en sus evaluaciones rutinarias de tratamiento de cáncer. Es seguro retomar esa rutina dentro del seguimiento de su tratamiento, si aún no ha acudido a sus citas, considere reiniciar su programa preventivo. “Me faltó mi mamografía el año pasado, la he estado postergando hasta que la