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Why Should I Take a Beta-Blocker After a Heart Attack?

Beta-blockers prevent death in heart attack survivors. But like any other medication, there may be side effects. Learn more about beta-blocker treatment. The days and weeks following a heart attack bring relief and new challenges for survivors. Along with starting fresh habits like healthy eati

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Aspirin to Prevent Stroke or Heart Attack

Find out if aspirin is right for you for prevention of heart attack or certain types of stroke. You may have heard that an aspirin taken every day can help lower the risk of heart attack and some types of stroke. Aspirin is inexpensive and available almost anywhere. It is sometimes called baby asp

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Living Well With Heart Failure

Managing your condition for life. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with heart failure or have lived with it for years, you may have questions. What can I do to help reduce my symptoms? How should I take my medication? How can I work with my doctor? Wherever you are on your journey, taking

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Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease

A number of tests can confirm the diagnosis or determine if you’re at risk. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.   With CAD, the arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart m

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What Does It Mean to Have Coronary Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. That’s true for both men and women. It accounts for one of every four deaths. The most common kind of heart disease is coronary heart disease. Lifestyle changes, medications and certain procedures can help manage this condition

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5 Ways to Have a More Satisfying C-Section

If you’re planning a C-section, here are some tips to help you feel more involved. Some moms-to-be know in advance they will be having a cesarean birth, or C-section. This is the surgical delivery of a baby. Others face the surprise of an emergency C-section. Today, over 30 percent of American

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Want to eat healthier, but concerned about the high cost? Get the lowdown on shopping smarter. Your grocery budget doesn’t have to stand between you and your health. Here are some shopping tips: Write it out Make a grocery list before hitting the store. Once there, stick to your list! You&rs

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Get accurate information about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options... What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition characterized by an imbalance of hormones, which can cause p

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Make Meals for the Entire Week

Coming up with meals everyday can be mentally taxing for parents.  Out this tip as a times saver – cook up a bunch of food and then spread it throughout the week. 1. Buy a large packet of chicken breast or chicken thighs, usually there’s 12-14 breasts/thighs, you can also use tofu/paneer as well.  I

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A NICU Journey

Caitlyn, Registered Nurse BSN As a nurse, I thought I was prepared to officially become a mom with my first child. Little did I know, my water would break as my baby was growing inside of me. I was 24 weeks pregnant and it was classified as a premature rupture of membranes. In other words, my wate

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Is it More Than Baby Blues?

You’re expecting a new baby! Everyone is excited, and you can’t wait to bring the little bundle of joy home. But some women felt nervous, anxious or even scared when they get the baby home.  I remember not wanting to leave the hospital because I was afraid I wouldn’t put my s

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Pregnancy and COVID-19 FAQs

Can the virus be given to the baby during pregnancy?  We don’t know if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus that causes COVID-19 to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery. At this time, no infants born to mothers with COVID-19 have tested positive for the COVID-19 vir

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Eating Healthy and Pregnancy

Is eating healthy one of your priorities for 2020? Here are some tips on healthy snacking.

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Healthy Pregnancy: Tips on Working Out for Two

Being physically active has tremendous health benefits for pregnant women. Exercising may help. Learn more here.

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes affects close to 6 percent of pregnant women. It can usually be controlled by smart eating and regular exercise. Learn about the condition and how you can keep you and your baby healthy.

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Healthy Pregnancy: Tips on Working Out for Two

Being physically active has tremendous health benefits for pregnant women. Exercising may help. Learn more here.

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IVF Story

Our journey to have a baby started in 2012. It began nonchalantly: we decided that we were ready to bring a child into the world and support them with all the love that we could muster. So we excitedly stopped the birth control pills and started talking about baby names and cute outfits. After a yea

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Podcast: “It’s okay to not be okay.”

Moving Forward Together Listen to the Optum Employee Assistance Program’s podcast to help cope with the stress and anxiety of returning to the workplace. “Many of us are emotionally and physically fatigued… and then we go back to work.”    - Dr. Monika Roots  

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Vegan Mac ‘N’ Chezzze

Ingredients – Carrots – 2-3 cups chopped (I prefer 3 cups) Yellow Onion – ½ Gold Potatoes – 2 or 2-3 cups chopped Cashews – 1 ½ cups (use non-salted) Dijon Mustard – 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice – 1 Tablespoon Plant / Non-Dairy Based Milk &nda

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Family-Friendly Activities for Home

Once e-learning is completed for the day and other chores are done, many are reverting to screen time to keep children busy and engaged. That’s fine--remember, do what’s right for your family. However, let’s take a look at other options to keep the family occupied. Indoor Activit

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