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How to Beat the Holiday Blues

For most people, this time of year is filled with holiday music, fun-filled get-togethers and the excitement leading up to the holidays. But for many, the holiday cheer can trigger feelings of anxiety, sadness and even depression. People may experience these symptoms for many reasons, but the good news is there are ways to combat these feelings and get back to enjoying the festivities.

Here are some common causes of the holidays blues, and what you can do about them.

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Types of Wound Care for Wound Healing

When most of us get a wound, it tends to heal on its own in a matter of weeks. But in some cases, wounds linger and do not improve on their own. When this happens, it’s time to seek a doctor’s help as it could indicate a more serious condition and require more advanced treatment. Unhealed wounds can lead to serious complications, including amputation in the most extreme cases.

Here are some health issues that would hinder the wound healing process, and the types of wound care available.

November 16, 2017 | Fisher-Titus Healthy Living Team

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How to Get Sleep If You Suffer from Overactive Bladder

It’s been a long day, and you can’t wait to crawl under the covers, close your eyes and fall asleep. But before you know it, you’re awake again, and the urge is there. You get up, use the restroom and climb back into bed. You drift off, only to wake up again. It seems it’s an endless cycle of waking and sleeping, and sometimes having trouble falling back to sleep.

If you suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), this can be a frustrating nightly routine for you. Nocturia is the term for getting up more than twice per night to urinate. It can lead to sleepiness during the day, and for heavier sleepers, it can even cause you to wet the bed if the urge doesn’t wake you in time.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help you still catch some Z’s even with OAB. Use these tips to get some sleep.

November 14, 2017 | Fisher-Titus Healthy Living Team

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The Types of Diabetes: How to Manage Them After a Diagnosis

Diabetes is a group of diseases that make up the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It develops when your blood sugar is too high. Although they all cause high blood sugar levels, several different types of diabetes can affect you.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 10% of the U.S. population has diabetes. Only China and India have more adults living with diabetes than the United States. That number does not include the more than 7 million people who are undiagnosed.

Here’s a look at the different types of diabetes and their causes, symptoms and treatments.

November 09, 2017 | Fisher-Titus Healthy Living Team

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Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Brings Flavor to Your Table

The holidays can be especially challenging if you’re watching your weight. Thanksgiving Day dinner is the first of many gatherings with family and friends that focus on eating. Simple calorie-cutting strategies can be an effective way to jumpstart weight loss when time for exercise seems to run short.

November 08, 2017 | Nickie Kaetzel RDN, LD

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