News & Health Tips

Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

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Many of us are guilty of considering sleep as simply a part of our nightly routine, underestimating its importance to our quality of life and well-being. A good night’s sleep is essential in maintaining both mental and physical health and productivity. The recommended amount of sleep is seven to nine hours each night; however, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 percent of working adults in the U.S. are sleeping six or fewer hours a night. This year, let’s make our mental and physical health a priority by practicing these tips to get a better night’s sleep:

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Preventing Slips and Falls this Winter

Winters in the Midwest can often be harsh, causing people to suffer serious injuries as a result of slipping and falling on patches of ice or snow. These slips and falls can lead to lacerations, broken bones and even brain injuries. Follow these simple tips to stay safe and healthy this winter season:

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Staying Healthy and Happy During the Holidays

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Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s – the holiday season is supposed to be a time of celebration, joy and togetherness; however, the stress and business of the holidays can truly affect our physical and emotional health. Here are some simple, effective tips for staying healthy and happy this holiday season. 

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The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

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The fall season is upon us, which means the return of Jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie and Charlie Brown. While a majority of pumpkin-flavored treats contain artificial pumpkin spice flavoring and are high in sugar, pumpkin itself is one of the healthier fall flavors. Here are some of the many health benefits of this season’s superfood.

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Swim Safe This Summer

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With great heat comes great responsibility! We all want to take a break from our hectic lives and lay poolside for the afternoon to catch up on some sun. While it seems harmless, there are many precautions to take in order to have a truly enjoyable day. Whether you’re going to a water park for the day or relaxing at the pool for a few hours, these tips will keep you happy, healthy and ready for fun.

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