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Kidney Stones

Changes in diet may help to reduce the risk for kidney stones. Management by a doctor to treat and prevent kidney stones is recommended for patients at risk.


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Health Tip of the Day

To Work Safely in the Garden

  • Bend your knees when lifting, shoveling or hauling materials.

  • Use a wheelbarrow to haul soil, mulch, fertilizer and other heavy materials.

  • Don't smoke around lawn mowers and other gas-powered equipment.

  • Wear closed-toe shoes with rubber soles.

  • Avoid wearing perfume, which can attract bees and wasps.

  • Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin.

  • Don't apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers on windy days.

  • Plan your day so you can work in the shade as much as possible.

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat.

  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after gardening.

 

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

Your Family

Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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