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Are You Eating Too Much Salt? Break Up With This Bad Habit

Even if you never sprinkle a drop of salt on your food, you’re still likely consuming more sodium than you should. Most Americans eat more than twice the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recommended amount of sodium per day, which is…

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Mateen Cleaves and 1 Goal 1 Passion Give Hope for the Holidays in Flint

You may know Mateen Cleaves as a famed basketball player recognized for his athleticism at Michigan State University, the Detroit Pistons and beyond. But did you know that he also leads 1 Goal 1 Passion, a non-profit initiative aimed at bettering…

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The Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which is For You?

There is no sure-fire way to avoid getting the flu this winter, but it is possible to lower your risk. The best way to do that is to get the flu vaccine. While the CDC has recently announced that the…

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Listen Up: Why Your Ears Should Never Meet a Cotton Swab

If your first move after a shower is reaching for a cotton swab to clean your ears, you’re going to need to step away from the Q-tips. Ears are actually self-cleaning and inserting anything into the ear canal can cause…

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MHA Keystone HEN Recognized for Patient Safety Improvements

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) acknowledged the MHA Keystone Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) for participation in the national Partnership for Patients initiative. Nationwide, more than 3,700 hospitals participated in this important, three-year national initiative to improve…

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13 Creative Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

We all know that getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies is not the easiest task. So, in order to get them to eat healthy snacks, sometimes you have to be creative. Here are 13 ways (and recipes) to…

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Grand C.I.T.Y. All-Stars Need Your Help to Get to National Tourney

The story of the Grand C.I.T.Y. All-Stars football team has all the makings of a classic sports movie. This talented group of mostly inner-city middle school players came together in October after their respective teams’ rocket football seasons ended. With…

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The High-Tech Way to Keep Seniors Active

Goals go a long way when trying to stay healthy, which is why one in 10 American adults now use an activity tracker to count steps, monitor their heart rate, measure sleep and even keep tabs on stress levels or…

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Save money on all of your resolutions

Resolve to Spend Less on New Year’s Resolutions

It’s almost time to pop open the champagne, hit play on the traditional New Year’s song, Auld Lang Syne, and come up with lofty goals for 2015. Here’s a new one to add: Don’t spend too much to hit your…