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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases through on-time vaccination. During NIAM, Tomah Health encourages you talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure your family is up [...]

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Heat Stroke vs Heat Exhaustion

Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness. What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat? People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t [...]

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The Remarkable Health Benefits of Donating Blood

It only takes about an hour out of your busy schedule and it may save a life. Donating blood may not only benefit the person who received the blood cells but may also improve the health of the donor. What are the potential health benefits of donating blood? While the most obvious health benefit of donating blood is the wonderful feeling derived from giving something vital to someone who needs [...]

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High Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels Linked to Heart Disease

While cholesterol and saturated fat are often blamed as the cause of heart disease and heart attacks, new studies indicate high blood sugar and insulin also have a considerable impact on a person’s risk for developing heart disease. Many diabetics are aware that they are at an increased risk for heart disease, but high blood sugar can have an equally significant affect on non-diabetics as well. [...]

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5 Foods That Help Fight Colds

Sometimes staying healthy is a challenge, especially during the cold and flu season. No one wants to attempt to function with symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, chills, aches, and possibly a fever. Thankfully, you don't have to as long as you have a diet rich in immune-boosting nutrients that can help keep the common cold at bay. Add these five foods to your meal plan rotation and see if you [...]

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