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The Hunt Regional Healthcare Blog

Ideas for summer snacking

During summer months when children are home from school, it can seem like the snack requests are endless. Snacks don't need to be unhealthy. There are plenty of healthy options for snacks that give your kids important nutrients and help control hunger between meals.
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Beating the summer heat

Temperatures in Texas are already nearing triple digits. Some people are more at risk of developing a heat-related illness than others, including older adults, outdoor workers, children, and people with chronic medical conditions.
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Overcoming digestive health stigmas

Because of social taboos, many patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are reluctant to talk about their symptoms or seek medical care. It’s important that patients with any type of health need talk with their doctor about obtaining a diagnosis and getting appropriate care without being embarrassed.
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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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