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Botulism

Symptoms develop in 1 to 3 days and include paralysis of the muscles that control vision, swallowing, and breathing. If untreated, symptoms can progress to respiratory failure resulting in death. Botulism is not contagious. If you believe you have been exposed to botulism, please contact your...


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Health Tip of the Day

Tapping Into the Power of Positive Thinking

  • Believe in yourself. Make a list of all your good points if you have lost confidence in your ability to succeed.

  • Use your mind to restore your energy. How you think has a profound effect on how you feel physically.

  • Create your own happiness. You have two choices when you get up in the morning -- to be happy or unhappy.

  • Expect the best, not the worst. You release a force in your mind that promotes positive results when you expect the best.

  • Break the worry habit. Several times a day, use your imagination to empty your mind of anxiety and fear.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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