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The Hunt Regional Healthcare Blog

Gestational diabetes questions for the doctor

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that some women develop during pregnancy. When you have diabetes, there is too much sugar, also know as glucose, in your blood.
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OT: A helping hand when simple tasks become difficult

April is Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapy (OT) is useful for many injuries and conditions. It may be that a patient is recovering from a car accident, surgery, or stroke. In other cases, conditions like arthritis or other diseases may be keeping a patient from performing their everyday activities normally. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, eating, and brushing your teeth can become difficult when recovering from a health condition. That’s where OT comes in.
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The silent pain of endometriosis

Endometriosis has been in the news lately as many female celebrities have spoken out about living with the painful condition during National Endometriosis Awareness Month. We’ve broken down symptoms and treatments along with common myths surrounding endometriosis.
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12 Tips for Better Sleep

Like eating well and being physically active, getting a good night’s sleep is vital to your well-being. Not getting enough sleep can affect your job performance, slow your response time at work and on the road, alter your mood, suppress your immune system, contribute to weight gain, and increase your risk of having high blood pressure, heart disease, and other medical conditions.
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African Americans and Heart Disease

Every year, Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes. Nearly 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease that includes heart disease and stroke. But you can reduce your risk and improve your heart health by following these guidelines.
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Heart-Healthy Foods: Shopping List

When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Heart-healthy eating involves consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, legumes, and vegetable oils (except coconut and palm oils). Also, it limits sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and alcohol.
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Talking to teenagers about drug use

We know that teen decision-making is often different from that of adults, and can involve more risk-taking. Some of this is good, helping teens learn who they are and what they want to be, but some risks can have serious negative consequences as well. What we do know is that early drug use is associated with later drug problems.
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Healthy technology use for young children

Media exposure—including TV, computers, tablets, and smartphones—can affect how children feel, learn, think, and behave. Following these guidelines can help your children develop healthy media use habits early on.
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