Health Insights Blog

Below you will find helpful health information on various current topics. Many of these articles appear in our monthly e-mail newsletter. Click on any title to read the full article.

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How Ticks Make You Sick

Ticks are as ubiquitous as any creature on earth. There are 907 species of ticks living in a vast range of climates, from subarctic to equatorial to arctic environments, and from deserts to rainfo...
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The Power of Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate by cooking up one of our favorite GREEN super foods – kale. Did you know? One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 0...
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Should You Tell Your Doctor?

Changes in bowel habits? Rectal bleeding? Blood in your stool? It’s not easy to mention these symptoms to your doctor without feeling a hint of embarrassment. For this reason, many patients...
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Why Does Heart Disease Feel Different for Women?

While heart disease related deaths have declined in the United States in recent years, heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in our country and in the World. Even more...
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Three Simple Ways to Avoid Heart Disease

February kicks off American Heart Month, a campaign by the American Heart Association to increase awareness of the symptoms, risk factors, and prevention of heart disease. Southampton Hospital i...
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Super Bowl Could Top Thanksgiving in Calorie Consumption

Next to Thanksgiving, experts say Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year. To help you stay on track, Melanie Boehmer, MS, RD, a Registered Dietitian...
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Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

If you are suffering from high pressure, known as hypertension, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 67 million American adults are reported to hav...
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How to Get and Stay Healthy in the New Year

Most people take the opportunity on New Year’s Eve to reflect upon another year gone by and to set goals for the upcoming year. Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better th...
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Patients Help Each Other Breathe Easier

Southampton Hospital’s Better Breathers Club launched in January 2014 with the mission of helping patients with chronic lung conditions to learn techniques that would help them cope and to offe...
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A New Approach to Quit Smoking

Starting in January, Southampton Hospital will adopt the American Lung Association’s (ALA) new Freedom from Smoking program, a seven-week guided plan for smoking cessation. The ALA spent five y...
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