Flu Vaccinations 101

Posted by Gail Verderico on Oct 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

All about the Flu Vaccination

It’s that time of year again: flu season. Homes and workplaces across the country are already experiencing the first wave of influenza. Almost everybody gets infected with it at some point in their lives. For most, it amounts to a few days of the usual unpleasant symptoms: fever, sore throat, cough and body aches. But influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.

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Introducing REACH Magazine

Posted by Kim Haley on Aug 14, 2015 2:40:00 PM

With the Summer 2015 issue of St. Rose’s quarterly magazine, we are launching the inaugural edition of Reach, formerly WomensCare magazine. After talking with local men and women in focus groups, we found that first, the name WomensCare made it appear the publication was not pertinent to men, which isn’t the case, and second, while people really like our articles, they would prefer that they are shorter and that we cover broader health and wellness topics.

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Identifying Depression Warning Signs

Posted by Carolyn Heneghan on Jul 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Everybody has those days when they feel down in the dumps. But it's important to know the difference between a few glum days and signs of something more serious. It's important to recognize the warning signs of depression, so that you know when you should seek diagnosis and treatment from your doctor or urge a friend to get the help he or she needs.

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5 Strategies for Managing Sodium in Your Diet

Posted by Gail Verderico on Jun 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

We all want to eat healthy, yet still enjoy comfort food once in a while. Because of this, one aspect of nutrition that might slip by is daily salt intake. Do you know how much salt you consume on a regular basis, or how much sodium your favorite foods contain? Like most nutritional issues, salt intake is about balance. Because of the negative effects, you should be aware of your daily salt intake. Try these five strategies to help reduce your sodium intake.

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Top 7 Heart Health Foods

Posted by Gail Verderico on Jun 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

A growing body of research indicates that you can maintain  or improve your heart health by eating certain foods. In fact, eating heart healthy foods can improve your quality of life at all ages, and when you consume cardiovascular superfoods, you can reduce your chances of heart attack and stroke.  Here are our top seven foods for heart health.
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