Each Wednesday at 7:40am, Jerry & Blanca speak with a local health professional to offer helpful tips for your health and well-being, brought to you by our friends at Adventist HealthCareYou can find recent topics, listen back or to share.

Health Tips

Morning Show Health Tips

Each Wednesday at 7:40 am, Jerry & Blanca speak with local health professional, Rose Melendez, who offers helpful tips for your health and well-being, brought to you by our friends at Adventist HealthCare.

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Nurse Rose Melendez, RN, is head of the Emergency Department at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital.

You can find recent topics here for your listening or to share.

Prostate cancer awareness month

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in the U.S. In 2017, 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 26,730 men will die, estimates the American Cancer Society.

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Back to school, back to germs

Just how often is it normal for kids to get sick during the school year? It’s completely normal, especially for young children, to get the sniffles a few times a year as their immune systems develop.

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Know the Signs of Lyme’s Disease

Bug bites can cause a variety of illnesses – including Lyme disease, a serious disease that can be treated if it’s caught early enough.

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Got the post-vacation blues?

Whether you’ve just come back from a sunny beach trip or are preparing for a new school year, we’re all familiar with the post-vacation blues, and that feeling is completely natural

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Skip the back to school sniffles

The average American child has six to 10 colds per year. In fact, children’s colds cause more doctor visits and missed school days than any other illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nurse Rose shares tips on the best practices to avoid the sniffles this school year.

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Healthy back to school breakfasts

Make sure your kids are getting the right nutrition despite the early wake-up call with these tips.

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Busting sunburn treatment myths

So, what should you do when you do get a sunburn?

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Schedule Back to School Physical

It may seem like summer just started, but it’s actually not a bad time to schedule your child’s back-to-school physical.

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Summer Allergic Reactions

Many people think of spring as the time for allergies, but there are actually a number of irritants that can cause seasonal allergies or allergic reactions in the summer.

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Avoiding Heat Exhaustion (kids & pets)

It’s heating up outside! While we love the warmer weather it’s important to remember that there are health risks with high heat. Normally, the body cools itself down by sweating. Heat related illness can occur when the body heats more quickly than it can cool itself down, leading to heat exhaustion or the life-threatening condition, heat stroke.

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