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.

Health Tip: Water safety

With many of us thinking of summer vacations, it’s important to remember to keep ourselves and our family members safe while splashing about this summer.

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Health Tip: Heart-healthy BBQ tips

Summer is often a time for cookouts with friends and family. With cheeseburgers and potato chips all around – a great way to watch your waistline, while also protecting your heart health, is to make heart-healthy BBQ choices.

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Health Tip: All about sunscreen

With summer just around the corner, many of us can’t wait to get on the beach, and we’ve all heard how important it is to lather up in sunscreen before we soak up some rays. But with so many sunscreen options out there, it’s hard to decide which one to buy.

May 25 All about Sunscreen with Rose Melendez
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May 18: Protecting Against the Zika Virus with Rose Melendez

With spring upon us and summer right around the corner, many of us are spending more time outside – and so are those pesky mosquitos. Many of us have heard news about a virus that spreads by mosquitos called Zika virus.

May 17 Protecting Against the Zika Virus
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May 4: Stress Management with Rose Melendez

This week, we’re focusing on something we’re all familiar with. Whether it’s a tough boss at work or balancing our kids’ schedules – we’ve all felt it. We’re talking about stress, because it’s National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week.

May 4 Stress Management with Rose Melendez
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April 27: Sports Eye Safety with Rose Melendez

April is Sports Eye Safety Month—and it couldn’t come at a better time as spring sports leagues begin playing. More than 100,000 people experience sports-related eye injuries annually, with about 13,500 of these resulting in blindness. The good news is that nearly all of these injuries are preventable with the right protective eyewear.

April 27 Sports Eye Safety with Rose Melendez
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April 20: Protecting Your Feet with Rose Melendez

Before you run onto the field to play your favorite spring sport, be sure to step into the proper footwear. April is Foot Health Awareness Month, which serves as a perfect reminder to check out your sneakers or cleats before beginning spring athletic activities.

April 20 Protecting Your Feet with Rose Melendez
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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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