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Reduce Your Risk For Heart Disease With These Diet Tips

February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death, with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. By 2030, that number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million.

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease: exercise, manage stress and, most of all, make changes to your diet. The Mayo Clinic suggests starting with these seven heart-healthy diet tips.

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20 Ways to Relieve Stress This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be merry! But for many people, the holidays are full of stress and anxiety. The never-ending list of presents to buy, the crowds while shopping, the back-to-back parties, and all the socializing can make the most wonderful time of the year feel not so wonderful.

Also, stress can increase your risk of fatigue, high blood pressure, heart disease, and belly fat. We know that these symptoms and more stress are definitely not on your wish list this year.

That’s why we’ve gathered a list of 20 stress-relieving tips to save your holidays spirits and your health.

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A Healthier Harvest: Substitutes for a Happy Thanksgiving

The holidays are the best time of the year, but they can be the worst time of the year for your diet. Many people gain a few pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. The best way to prevent this is to eat healthy throughout the entire holiday season, and of course you always need to manage portion control. The easiest way to eat healthy during indulgent holiday meals is to make a few sneaky swaps in favorite foods. This way, you can still enjoy all your favorite holiday staples, just without as many calories.

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5 Reasons To Visit The Diabetes Wellness Fair

Visit the Diabetes Wellness Fair on October 7 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Sioux City Convention Center. Free Admission!  Managing Diabetes can be overwhelming, difficult, frustrating, and scary, and it would remain so if it were not for the people who can bind together...

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

Illness and injuries often appear suddenly. When these situations occur there are two options for care: urgent care and emergency care. It can be confusing to decide what kind of care to seek out. The differences between these two services are not immediately apparent since they both imply immediate medical attention. That is why we want to share information so you can make the best decision based on your situation Choosing the right care could save your life, your wallet, and your time.

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