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.

Water safety tips for summer

The local pool is officially open for summer, and it’s important to remember to keep ourselves and our family members safe while splashing about this summer. Every day, about 10 people die from drowning in the U.S., with two out of those being kids under the age of 14.

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Sunscreen & skin health

Many of us adults have had plenty of sunburns in our lives. It’s important to monitor your skin for any changes that could be a sign of skin cancer.

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Sleep better, be healthier

May is National Sleep Better Month, and we’re reminded that sleep is actually an important factor for your health.Getting adequate sleep is critical to good health and wellbeing for a number of reasons.

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Healthy ways to get fit for summer

It’s that time of year when the weather warms up and we bring out the summer wardrobe. With people trying to slim down for summer, it’s important to make sure that you’re doing it in a healthy way including a balanced diet and exercise. Nurse Rose shares some easy steps to help you set healthy weight-loss goals.

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Stroke awareness month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and with many adults now caring for their elderly parents, this is an important topic because stroke risk doubles every 10 years after age 55. Nurse Rose shares how you can reduce your risk.

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Teens & technology

Most of us who have kids know that teenagers and adolescents seem to constantly be on their phones. In fact, 24% of teens surveyed by Pew Research Center said they’re “almost constantly online” and 92% of teens report going online daily.

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Play it safe – avoiding sports-related injuries

With spring in full swing, many of us are outdoors more and for people with kids that means spring sports. While your kids want to win the big game, the most important priority is their safety.

Each year, about 3 million children and teens are treated in the emergency department for sports and recreational-related injuries.

These are some of the most common sports injuries:

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Spring clean your health: kick your smoking habit

Spring is a great time to start healthy habits and kick the bad ones! One of the toughest bad habits to kick is smoking.

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Are you going through menopause?

One health change that causes women a lot of anxiety and discomfort is menopause. This is the point in time when a woman’s menstrual period stops and she can no longer get pregnant.

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Spring for SIDS

Throughout the spring, many organizations around the U.S. will hold events as part of the Spring for SIDS campaign. This is a national campaign to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – or SIDS.

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