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Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress

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Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, NEWS, SELF-CARE, TEEN MENTAL HEALTH By Rubina Kapil on June 26, 2019 “More than nine in 10 Generation Z adults (ages 15-21) said they have experienced at least one physical or emotional symptom because of stress, such as feeling depressed or sad or lacking interest, motivation… Read More >


Mental health CPR: Program trains the public, first responders to support those in crisis

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(This article first appeared in Harford Magazine and the Baltimore Sun)             Havre de Grace resident Joan Higgins, right, and Pastor Baron Young of St. James AME Church take part in Mental Health First Aid training, a one-day course for first responders and the public to learn to recognize and… Read More >


Upstream Solutions to Downstream Problems – what we do every day, makes a huge difference in our health

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(Originally presented at the UM Upper Chesapeake Diabetes Fair). There are three major influences on our health – our genes, our environment, and our lifestyles. We can’t control who our parents were, we have some control over our environment, for example not cleaning with toxins, spraying chemicals on our lawns, or using lots of chemicals in our… Read More >


The Health of Harford County – 2018 Local Health Improvement Coalition Meeting

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(Originally presented at the 2018 Local Health Improvement Coalition Meeting). Did you ever wonder what the most pressing health issues are in Harford County? Well, every year, each county in Maryland holds an annual meeting where the Health Officer presents this information. These stats, along with input from members of the Local Health Improvement Coalition, determine… Read More >


Addiction can happen to anyone, so can recovery

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(The following article was published in The Aegis by the Harford County Health Department in conjunction with the countywide observance of Shine a Light for Recovery Month during September).                   My name is Megan K. and I am a recovering opiate addict. If there is one point… Read More >


The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

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From the New York Times The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number…. Read More >


Eating Healthy While on Vacation? Not A Problem.

Jennifer Ajello

Vacations are time for relaxing and rejuvenating with friends and family. It’s also a time to indulge. Yet by following some of the tips below, you can maintain your healthy eating habits, without having to sacrifice the fun! 1. Eat-in versus Going Out Sampling new foods and outdoor seating with a view are some of… Read More >


“Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.”

Robert J. Reier, DC

This quote, attributed to Heather Morgan, MS, NLC sums up how I feel about nutrition and the role it plays in our health. As a doctor who adheres closely to holistic and functional principles of healing and truly believes that my role is one of a teacher of health, I spend a great deal of… Read More >


DIABETES: basic language to help everyone understand what diabetes really is.

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DIABETES: basic language to help everyone understand what diabetes really is. This article is re-posted from www.medicalnewstoday.com Written by Hannah Nichols Reviewed by Dr Helen Webberley Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body cannot properly store and use the energy found in food. More specifically, diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s… Read More >


The Truth About Sugar and Chronic Disease

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The Truth About Sugar WebMD   Can sugar worsen cholesterol? Researchers have found a link between sugar and unhealthy levels of blood fats. “There’s an association between added sugar intake and what we call dyslipidemia – higher triglycerides and lower HDL (“good”) cholesterol, says Rachel K. Johnson, RD, MPH, PhD, a professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont and a… Read More >