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National Nutrition Month: Nutritional Needs for Adults

National Nutrition Month, initiated in 1973 as National Nutrition Week, became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing interest in nutrition. This annual campaign is now dedicated to educating the public about making informed food choices and developing…

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes doesn’t discriminate. It can strike anyone and the number of people it directly affects is dramatically increasing. Currently, over 30 million people are living with diabetes in the United States and six million don’t even know they have it.…

Halloween 2020 and COVID-19: Tips to Stay Safe & Have Fun This Year

    This year has been plenty scary and traditional Halloween activities can bring a whole new level of fright. Parties, trick-or-treating, and haunted houses can increase the risk of spreading the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t…

The Importance of a Flu Shot

Millions of people get the flu every year and experience symptoms such as coughing, fever, headache, muscle or body aches, sore throat, runny or stuffed-up nose, fatigue, vomiting, and/or diarrhea; hundreds of thousands more are are hospitalized; and thousands to…

How to Protect Children from Digital Eye Strain

COVID-19 has caused this back to school season to look a lot different from years past. Whether students are heading back to the classrooms, attending their classes digitally from home, or a combination of the two, one thing is certain—children…

Do You Need Some Help to Achieve Your Exercise or Weight Loss Goals?  

Diet According to The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, adults should eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains (at least half of which are whole grains), fat-free or low-fat dairy, and proteins (seafood, lean meats, poultry, eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds, and…

Halloween Health and Safety Tips from Russell Medical

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  Halloween is a fun holiday for kids—they get to dress up, collect candy, and stay up past their usual bedtimes. This trifecta of fun can quickly lead to hyperactivity and distraction even for the most calm children, meaning parents…

Summer Sun, Heat, and Bug Safety

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Summer is a time for fun and adventures. It is also a time filled with possibly dangerous situations. Have fun while avoiding accidents and injuries by following a few sun, heat, and bug safety tips from Russell Medical. Sun Safety…

February is American Hearth Month

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Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, are the leading global causes of death for both men and women, with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. While this rate has fallen dramatically since the 1960s,…

National Diabetes Month 2018: Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

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November is National Diabetes Month and this year’s National Diabetes Month is focused on promoting health after gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops in pregnant women who have not previouslyhad diabetes. The high blood glucose…