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Nourishing your body with CBD capsules: harnessing the benefits of hemp 

In recent times, the buzz around the health advantages of CBD (cannabidiol) from the cannabis plant has grown immensely. CBD capsules, one of the most user-friendly ways to use it, are recognized for its potential to address numerous health issues ranging from anxiety to skin conditions. These small but potent capsules are an efficient and […]

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Lockwood unlocks her story of living with Atrial fibrillation

RACINE — Denise Lockwood is the owner of the Racine County Eye, a journalist, and a woman living with Afib, also known as Atrial fibrillation. A model of a heart in the doctor’s office sits to educate people on heart disease. – Photo courtesy of Denise Lockwood In an attempt to educate the public about […]

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Navigating childhood obesity: Impacts, prevention and getting healthy

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, shining a light on a serious issue in the United States. About 20% of American kids and teens, ages six to 19, are at an unhealthy weight, according to the CDC. The prevalence of obesity in kids more than tripled from 1971 to 2020, according to the American Heart […]

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September is Suicide Prevention Month: 5 action steps to know

Finding solutions to a myriad of mental health issues – for people of all ages – is not just a one-month-a-year situation. It’s something that clearly needs to be addressed at different levels all year long. But it’s also not a bad thing to shine the spotlight on the problem, especially when it comes to […]

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Establish a healthy back-to-school sleep schedule for kids: 5 recommendations for the entire family

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to start checking items off your child’s back-to-school checklist. Along with new school supplies, your checklist should also include getting your kids into a healthy sleep routine. Research has shown that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning, so getting the recommended hours of sleep […]

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Does Medicare cover heart disease? 5 major questions answered

Medicare covers various heart disease screenings, behavioral training, and rehabilitation. It is important to note that the amount of coverage Medicare offers depends on the amount of preventive treatment and services your plan covers. It also depends on your specific health-related needs. Cardiovascular or heart disease is a general term used to discuss many different […]

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Memory problems: 3 warning signs to consider

Forgetfulness is common and happens to most people, including memory champions. Distraction, fatigue, depression, anxiety, absentmindedness, and many other factors may contribute. Luckily, most memory problems are simply “brain blips”: temporary episodes of forgetfulness that are not a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder. Common brain blips include misplacing frequently used objects, such as […]

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Understanding lead poisoning in children: risks, symptoms and solutions

Lead poisoning is a critical health issue that can have severe implications for children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body.” What are the symptoms of lead poisoning in children? Lead poisoning symptoms are often not obvious, making it difficult to identify. […]

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Molina Healthcare to co-host Community Baby Shower for more than 100 Racine mothers

RACINE — Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin (“Molina”) will join community partners in supporting new and expectant mothers in southeast Wisconsin with a community baby shower. As a co-sponsor of the Racine Community Baby Shower, Molina will distribute newborn onesies, baby bottles and a limited number of diaper bags. Participants can also receive blood pressure checks, […]