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.

How to support a child with diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month. Many people think of diabetes as an adult problem, but kids and teenagers can develop diabetes as well.

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Brush your teeth to stay healthy

Snacking on candy corn and candied apples? You probably know that sugary foods can cause cavities or gum disease. But did you know that oral hygiene is also important for your overall health?

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What’s a kidney stone and why does it hurt?

Kidney stones are a pretty common health problem – with 1 in 10 people experiencing one after the age of 30. But what exactly are they?

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Sleep tight for your health

Getting adequate sleep is critical to good health and wellbeing for a number of reasons.

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Preventing ear infections

What causes that pain? Ear infections are generally caused by bacteria build-up behind the eardrum. The condition usually occurs when fluid collects behind the eardrum, or it can develop after a virus runs its course but leaves bacteria trapped in the middle ear.

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Pack your kids’ lunch with nutrients

Getting your kid involved is a great way to pack a healthy lunch that they’ll actually eat.

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Back-to-School Germs

Our pencils are sharpened and yellow school buses are back on the road. That’s right – it’s back to school time. Unfortunately, that also means that school-aged children get sick more often.

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Preventing lice

As our kids return to school, they can pick up lots of great assets like reading skills, manners, social skills. One nasty problem we hope our kids do not pick up at school – lice.

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Coping tips for Empty Nesters

What are signs that you might have “empty nest syndrome?”

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Heads-up!

Are you already marking the calendar with your kids’ soccer or football practices? As you or your kids prepare for fall sports, it’s important to put safety first. Traumatic brain injury, or a concussion, is a common sports-related injury. In fact, each day 153 Americans die from a traumatic brain injury, or concussion.

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