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10 Ways to Unplug from all the Noise

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May is Military Appreciation Month and America’s ER has partnered up with Heroes on the Water, a non-profit that serves injured veterans using the healing power of kayaking therapy to aid in their recovery. We could all benefit from unplugging every now and then because let’s face it, screens are everywhere. It can feel like […]

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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

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You know you should eat more greens and probably swap an apple for that bag of chips. But these health benefits might surprise you. Something as little as another serving of vegetables can really pack a health-boost punch. Re-energize Health Habits In one study, people who ate half a fresh grapefruit before meals lost around […]

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Skills Kids Gain with Technology

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Technology is a tool and as anyone with kids knows, give a child a tool and they’ll find a way to use it! Here are a few of the newer ways technology and childhood learning are coming together. Creative Outlet Children’s imaginations are limitless and they apply their imagination to everything, including technology. Robotics kits, […]

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10 Foods to Make Your Heart Happy

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February is heart health month, a great time to get some heart-healthy habits started to keep your ticker happy and healthy for years to come. Perhaps one of the simplest ways to keep your heart healthy is with the food you eat. Keeping stress levels down and exercising regularly are also important. But when it […]

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5 Top #SelfCare Tips for your 20’s through your 50’s

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Self-care can be bubble baths and sleeping in, but there are also specific self-care tips that you will wish you knew. Here are top tips for each decade of life. Tips for Your 20’s 1. Cool it on the booze Go out and live it up! You have time right now to spend with friends […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Diet on Track During the Holidays

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The holiday season is here and along with it, loads of good food. We all love to celebrate around a good meal. Holiday favorites don’t have to blow your diet, here are a few tips to keep you in top shape. 1) Start with a Little Start grabbing food and before you know it, your […]

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7 Helpful Ways to Support Someone with Breast Cancer

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October is breast cancer awareness month and as we celebrate survivors, we’ve rounded up a few ways to support breast cancer patients. Learn to Listen Listening is key to support. Meet a breast cancer patient where they’re at in that moment and let their needs and thoughts be the center of the conversation. Avoid centering […]

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Common Youth Sports Injuries

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Playing sports is a great way to stay active and learn some new skills. A few bumps and bruises are normal, but depending on the sport, some more series injuries might also be common. Here’s a breakdown by sport of injuries and what to do if your little athlete suffers from one. Soccer All that […]

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Emergency Room or Urgent Care? Choosing the Right One and Avoiding Costly Fees

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Starting August 6, 2018, some Texas Blue Cross Build Shield (BCBS) insurance policyholders could receive a surprise ER bill for services they thought were covered. America’s ER laid out the basics of the upcoming policy changes in this article. But these policy changes beg the question, when should patients go to an emergency room vs […]

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