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Ways to Get Healthy: Tips and Tricks

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Stroke: Do You Know the Signs?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. That’s 800,000 strokes every year—and 130,000 deaths.

Knowing how to spot the signs of a stroke can help make the difference between life and death.

Just think FAST:

Face: Look for an uneven smile

Arm: Check if one arm is weak

Speech: Listen for slurred speech

Time: Call 9-1-1 right away if you see any of these symptoms

Every Minute Matters

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Show Your Heart Some Love

Show Your Heart Some Love

Every year, 900,000 Americans have a heart attack. And when they do, every second counts. A few minutes could mean the difference between life and death.

Learn the symptoms and call 9-1-1 right away if you or a loved one is experiencing any of them:

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Traveled Abroad Recently? Things to Know about Zika Virus

Zika virus is primarily spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth.

Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Latin America.

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7 Ways to Eat Safe this Summer

When the weather gets warm, it’s especially important to take extra steps to protect your family from food poisoning.  Summer is a great time for outdoor picnics and barbecues, but the warm weather makes it easy for bacteria and superbugs in food to grow and cause food poisoning.

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Holidays Healthier

​The average American gains a pound every holiday season, according to a National Institutes of Health study. That might not seem like much, but most people never lose it, so it adds up over the years.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Make holiday weight gain a thing of the past by following these healthy tips.

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20 Easy Ways to Have a Healthier 2017

​Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, lots of people don’t stick with them.

In fact, research shows that by June, only 40% of people are still working on them.

Why?  For healthy New Year’s resolutions, many people blame time—that it takes too long to choose healthier behaviors.

Well that’s just not always true. Here are 20 ways to be healthier in 2017—and you can do each one in less than five minutes. FIVE MINUTES! Come on, you’re worth five minutes!