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.

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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It’s National Nutrition Month

Many of us look forward to March Madness basketball games and the beginning of spring in March, but did you know it’s also National Nutrition Month?

Nutrition refers to getting the right food and nourishment to provide us with the vitamins, nutrients and energy we need for health and growth.

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Spring into heart health

Just a few days ago, we turned our clocks ahead as it’s time to “spring forward” into daylight savings time. We love the longer days and warmer weather in spring, but did you know that the time change might make you more likely to have a heart attack?

Some studies have shown that more people have heart attacks on the first work day after daylight savings time begins because of:

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Get your kids ready for spring sports

Before sending your kids back to the field, court or track – it’s important to prepare them for a safe, healthy season.

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Prenatal Care

Whether you’re a first time mom, or mommy veteran – prenatal care actually starts long before becoming pregnant.

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