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May 22, 2017

Moms-To-Be, Blood Pressure and Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a time of changes for a woman’s body. Some are normal and expected, but others can be of more concern. That’s especially true for high blood pressure.

For some, high blood pressure may be first discovered during pregnancy. If found prior to the 20th week of pregnancy, it is considered chronic or pre-existing.

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May 19, 2017

Bladder Cancer: Small State, Big Problem

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For a small state, we have a big problem! Rhode Island has the highest bladder cancer rate per capita in the country.  The disease is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and has the highest recurrence rate of any form of cancer.  It’s the fifth most common cancer in Rhode Island.

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May 18, 2017

Women: Time to start putting your health first

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If you’re like most women, you’re probably too busy taking care of your children, significant others, extended families, households, finances and jobs, to celebrate – or even realize – that it’s National Women’s Health Week.

Sadly, your own health and well-being is often last on your priority list. So this Women’s Health Week, try to add the following priorities to your to-do list:

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May 17, 2017

You Are As Young As You Feel

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Life expectancy, for the most part, has continued to increase for Americans. We no longer think of people who are retiring at age 65 as being old. People are staying active well into their “golden years” and continue to enjoy life.

So, is 70 the new 60? I think it is.

So why has life expectancy increased?

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May 12, 2017

Ah-Choo! Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

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Seasonal allergies can spoil the nicest weather — but there are ways you can manage your symptoms and feel better.

Know your Season

If you have a seasonal allergy, it’s vital that you know which season triggers your symptoms. Some people have spring allergies because of the blooms and tree pollen. Some have summer allergies. Others are specific to the fall. If you know when your symptoms are worst, you can be prepared. Most of the time, if you start allergy medications a week or two before your season kicks in, you tend to do better.

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May 22, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/moms-be-blood-pressure-and-pregnancy
May 19, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/bladder-cancer-small-state-big-problem
May 18, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/women-time-start-putting-your-health-first
May 17, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/you-are-young-you-feel
May 12, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/ah-choo-tips-surviving-allergy-season