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What You Need to Know About Feminine Leakage

Dr. Dena O'Leary, an INTEGRIS Health urogynecologist, discusses female incontinence. It's highly treatable, although many women are too embarrassed to speak to their doctors about it.

Dena O'Leary, M.D.

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Perspiration 101: Your sweatiest questions, answered.

Sweat is a natural, necessary part of being a human being. Staying naturally dry may seem advantageous, but not sweating enough can actually be more dangerous than sweating too much. Of course it’s perfectly normal to sweat a little or a lot. We share everything you need to know.

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How to Break a Sugar Addiction

There's something about sugar that speaks to your brain, evoking feelings of happiness with each bite of food or each sip of your favorite sugary drink you consume. It's part nostalgia and part chemical reaction. The more you eat, the more you crave, which can lead you down a road of long-term health problems. We're here to discuss what makes sugar so habit-inducing, how you can kick your cravings and which foods you can substitute to please your sweet tooth.

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Best Toys for Your Child’s Development

Today, many toys are digital and can talk, interact, sing and dance along with your child. But, heavy use of electronic media may be too much for your little toddler's developing brain. We explain the purpose of toys and how to introduce ones that encourage children to use their imagination.

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Healthy Recipes and Snacks Using Christmas Leftovers

Holiday meals generally include large portions and many leftovers, you may feel the urge to spend the next week chowing down on the remnants. Instead, we wanted to find a way to repurpose those Christmas leftovers into healthier options with five recipes you can share with your friends, families and loved ones.

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Healthy Carbs to Add to Your Diet

The type of carbohydrates you consume is more important than the amount you consume. In other words, think quality over quantity. To help set the record straight, we're here to explain how carbohydrates work, outline which healthy carbs you can add to your diet and provide easy recipes to try at home.

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How to Enjoy Important Moments During the Pandemic

For lots of us, pandemic life has some crystal-clear parts and also some blurry spots. Time may feel fluid. Celebrations, which help us mark the passing of time are inconsistent. We share ways to help make the most of important moments amidst a pandemic.

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Men's Health Week Spotlight: Are More Men Dying From COVID-19?

June 15 to 22 is Men’s Health Week, and this year has introduced an important medical question about men’s health. According to data from the National Institute of Health, men seem to be affected more severely by COVID-19 than women. Why is this the case?

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Even if illness may often seem inevitable, are there ways to better prepare your body for a potential onslaught of invaders? Yes and no. You won’t find a magic immunity pill anywhere, but we’ll provide tips on how you can boost your immune system naturally.

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Safely Freezing Food

As simple as it sounds, freezing food can be a little tricky if you aren’t familiar with it. Here are tips to help you freeze your meals easily and safely.

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Tips to Stay Engaged During COVID-19

While social isolation is necessary, it’s likely you miss your friends and family and it probably feels like your daily life has been uprooted in disturbing ways. Now that you’ve been stuck indoors for several days, perhaps boredom and restlessness have set in and loneliness and anxiety have started creeping into your thoughts. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay positive. Luckily, there are many ways you can stay engaged and combat boredom – and you don’t always need technology to do it!

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How to Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19

The trick with good mental health is in many ways the same as the trick with good physical health. Consistency is important, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and good habits are key. In many cases, good mental health is a habit, which can be maintained and improved upon.

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Raising Awareness for Heart Disease in Women

February is American Heart Month, an event to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Because women sometimes have misleading symptoms, it’s especially important for them to be aware.

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How Seniors Can Keep Independence As Long As Possible

As we get older, most of us wish to remain independent for as long as we can. Many adult children struggle with finding the right balance between keeping their elderly loved ones safe with the care they need while also helping them preserve their independence. The good news is that both are possible with some planning and modifications.

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What Are Advanced Practice Providers? What Kind of Care Do They Provide?

Advanced practice providers are not doctors, but they have advanced degrees and are qualified to take on some of the roles traditionally assumed by doctors. They can often provide the medical care a patient needs more quickly and at a lower cost.

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Don't Give Up on Your New Year's Health Goals!

Now that it's February, have you found yourself right where you started when you set your new year's health goals last month? Maybe you’re feeling frustrated with yourself, and already think your goals for 2020 are a wash. INTEGRIS dietitian Brent Wilson gives some heartfelt advice to help you get back on track.

Brent Wilson, R.D.

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Monday Mindfulness #4

In the fourth installment of our “Monday Mindfulness” series, meditation expert Sarah McLean gives tips on how to combat stress with mindful moments.

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Healthy and Fast Recipes For Your New Cooking Gadget

Take a look at this quick list of healthy and fast recipes to get started using your new cooking gadget. So, tie on that apron, take your gift out of the box and let’s get cooking!

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Monday Mindfulness #3

In the third installment of our “Monday Mindfulness” series, meditation expert Sarah McLean teaches us how to be fully present in our conversations with others.

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How to Run Like an Athlete

There are many health benefits when you run regularly. Studies have shown that running can lower your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers. We are sharing 5 tips to help you run like a pro.

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