The last week of February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month, an opportunity to discuss the disorder 30 million Americans are living with. With photoshop, social media, and the pressures to be “perfect,” teens and young adults often struggle with body image issues and develop dangerous habits as a result. Unhealthy eating patterns can cause…

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It seems like every month, more and more news stories come out about public figures accidentally overdosing and college-aged kids dying from alcohol poisoning. Shockingly, more people died in 2015 from drug overdoses than car accidents, and almost 88,000 people died that same year from alcohol-related causes. With these rates being the highest in America’s…

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Among the many things December is known for, it’s also dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of proper handwashing. Think your hands are clean? On average, you come in contact with around 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, which exposes you to approximately 840,000 germs! And although 71 percent of people claim to have good…

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Although influenza viruses are detected year-round in the United States, there’s a defined peak in cases from November to February. In honor of flu season approaching, we’re clearing up the most common misconceptions about the flu and the flu shot. Together, we can all do our part to keep the Wylie community healthy this winter!…

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We’ve all been there—you’re sick with a stuffy nose, cough, and sore throat, when you realize you have been taking your ability to breath for granted. Sometimes we forget how important our respiratory system is until it’s not functioning properly. Just as you take care of your bones, joints, and muscles, the internal systems in…

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This Sunday is World Heart Day! World Heart Day was founded by the World Heart Federation in 1999 to raise public awareness of cardiovascular disease. This annual observance and celebration held on September 29th is a time for survivors to share their stories, and a chance for people all around the world to commit to…

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Just when your kids thought summer would last forever, school has swung back into gear. Swimming pools and sleepovers have been replaced by pop quizzes and sack lunches. As parents, we always want to give kids every tool possible to succeed in a new school year. One area that sometimes slips our minds is getting…

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June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM). The Coalition For Headache And Migraine Patients’ (CHAMP) website is serving as the central informational hub for the month of June for MHAM. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, there are 39 million Americans living life with debilitating headaches and migraines. Most sufferers experience attacks once…

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Spring is here! A time to fire up the grill, round up the family for your son’s or daughter’s tee ball game, take a dip in the pool or join a quick game of volleyball on the beach. While this sounds fun, unfortunately, more than 60 million Americans are suffering from some not-so-fun diseases, asthma,…

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