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Protect Your Health in the Summer Heat

Protect Your Health in the Summer Heat

This guest blog post was written by Jeffrey M. Burnham, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, Family Medicine/ Sports Medicine at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge.

As summer temperatures rise, so do the risks of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke — conditions that can seriously affect your health and even lead to death.

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Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer

Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer

Summer’s in full swing, and we hope you’re enjoying some fun in the sun. We also hope you’re remembering to stay hydrated. The rule of thumb is to drink more than ten glasses of water per day — or even more if you’re getting vigorous activity on a hot summer day. Here are a few things to consider before you head outside.

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Join The Tobacco Endgame

Join The Tobacco Endgame

For many, tobacco addiction is a struggle that can last a lifetime. The best way to lower your risk of serious health problems is to never start. That’s why raising the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 nationwide is so important.

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Grilled fruits and veggies? Check out this hot trend

Grilled fruits and veggies? Check out this hot trend

With summer nearly upon us, here’s a healthy idea that’s already catching on: Throw some fruits and veggies on the grill.

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CPR Saves Lives

CPR Saves Lives

This guest blog is written by Robert Sanchez, M.D., FACC. Sanchez has been in leadership roles with the American Heart Association for more than a decade.

Doctors across the country routinely have unfortunate conversations that prove how important it is for people to know CPR – and to use it.

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Healthy for Good: For Your Life and Our Planet

Healthy for Good: For Your Life and Our Planet

This guest blog was written by:Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM. Dr. Parkinson serves on the GRA Health Strategies Committee and is a past member [2011-2015] of the GRA Board of Directors.

Imagine extending years of vitality for you and your loved ones while improving the health of the planet.

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Get Outside, Get Moving, Get a Free Parks Pass

Get Outside, Get Moving, Get a Free Parks Pass

Got a fourth-grader in the house? Then there’s no better time to let you know about a program that helps families get outside and get moving.

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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

May can be hectic. School’s winding down, students are graduating and wedding bells are ringing. When stress builds, some people relax by practicing yoga. But what about outdoor yoga?

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Healthy heart, healthy brain

Healthy heart, healthy brain

Blog written by Indrani Acosta, MD. Dr. Acosta is a stroke neurologist and the Medical Director for stroke at AdventHealth in Central Florida.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month — a good time to learn about the connection between brain health and heart health.

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