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.

April 13: Brain Health & Concussion Awareness with Rose Melendez

While you’re dusting off the baseball bat and bicycle this spring, don’t forget to grab your protective head gear. We hate to think about ourselves or loved ones having a sports-related accident, but it is important to protect our brains.

April 13 Brain Health & Concussion Awareness with Rose Melendez
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April 6: Are You Ready to Spring Into Fitness? with Rose Melendez

Many of us are ready to enjoy the spring weather, but is your heart ready to spring into fitness? Warm weather is usually accompanied by a spike in outdoor physical activities like hiking, bike riding, and group sports.

April 6 Are You Ready to Spring Into Fitness? with Rose Melendez
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March 23: Poison Prevention Week with Rose Melendez

Did you know that about 700,000 drug-related poisonings occur every year? Fortunately, poisoning is preventable and treatable, of which we are reminded during National Poison Prevention Week from March 20 to 26.

March 23 Poison Prevention Week with Rose Melendez
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March 2: Winter Blues with Rose Melendez

While winter brings fun in the snow, it is also dreary and cold. Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD may come about as a result of the weather, causing slow movement and sluggish behavior. This form of depression occurs as a result of the change in season and can last through the winter.

March 2 Winter Blues with Rose Melendez
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February 24: Women and Heart Disease with Rose Melendez

February is national heart month. Did you know that one in five women in the U.S. has some form of heart disease? In fact, heart disease claims more women’s lives each year than the next eight leading causes of death combined, including breast cancer.

February 24 Women and Heart Disease with Rose Melendez
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February 17: Scrub-a-dub-dub with Rose Melendez

“Don’t forget to wash your hands….with soap!” We’ve all heard this, most likely from our parents. As much as we may not want to admit, our parents were right! Hand washing is necessary for our health, especially during the winter months. It is the most important and easiest way to prevent illness.

February 17 Scrub a dub dub with Rose Melendez
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February 3: Super Bowl Heart Health with Rose Melendez

If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl this weekend, pay attention if your heart starts pumping during a crucial play. The warning signs of a heart attack – dizziness, chest pain, labored breathing, nausea – are similar to symptoms of an adrenaline rush or over-eating.

February 3 Super Bowl Heart Health with Rose Melendez
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January 27: Protecting Yourself from the Cold with Rose Melendez

Most days, we head to work and school without thinking much about it. However, with cold weather we’ve been experiencing lately, it is important to make sure we are keeping ourselves safe and warm.

January 27 Protecting Yourself from the Cold with Rose Melendez
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January 21: Is Your Heart Ready for Cold Weather? with Rose Melendez

As our region is experiencing the coldest air it has seen this season and perhaps snow is on the way, it’s important to think about how this winter weather can affect your heart. Colder temperatures combined with physical activity create specific circumstances that increase the risk of a heart attack. If not prepared, even walking through snow can put unwanted strain on your heart.

January 21 is Your Heart Ready for Cold Weather with Rose Melendez
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December 31: Know Your Options in Case of Emergencies with Rose Melendez

While the holidays are a chance to rejoice with family and friends, emergencies can happen anytime. Knowing your options now can help make the decision easier when you need immediate care.

December 31 Know Your Options in Case of Emergencies with Rose Melendez
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