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Mental health is influenced by the individual’s psychological, physiological, and emotional state of wellbeing. MentalHealth.gov shares further insights on mental health stating, “It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” Symptoms can present as mild, causing some individuals to avoid the needed medical care, and also misdiagnosis or undiagnosed disorders in clinical setting.  Fortunately there is a plethora of resources available to learn and remain proactive in mental health and wellbeing. 

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports increase detection and prevention of cervical cancer with regular pap examinations. The ACS notes, “If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.” The National Cancer Institute (NCI) defines cervical cancer, as a disease was malignant cells (cancer-causing cells) form in the tissues of the cervix. The NCI notes 12,360 new cases and 4,020 deaths related to cervical cancer in the United States in 2014. Let’s explore common Q & A’s on cervical cancer.

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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck region responsible for secreting hormones that influence metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. Thyroid problems result from an overproduction (hyperthyroidism) or underproduction (hypothyroidism) of thyroid hormones. Nutrition alone doesn’t cure thyroid disease, yet certain food choices and supplements carry the potential to affect or improve thyroid health.

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The New Year offers opportunity to examine previous choices and set new intentions. Begin this New Year with a healthy lifestyle focused on wellness and wellbeing! There are many benefits in maintaining health, yet at times it’s taken for granted until someone becomes ill, develops disease, or experiences extreme stress or “burnout”. According the Mayo Clinic physical exams and health screenings are essential in preventive care. The Mayo Clinic goes on to share, “The choices you make every day go a long way toward promoting adult health.”

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With flu season at its peak in the months of December and February, it’s essential to initiate proactive measures for flu prevention and infection control. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand hygiene is one of the most crucial steps in preventing sickness and stopping the spread of disease. The CDC goes on to note, “Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.”

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