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You can now find health and lifestyle news and our new FIT Challengers for the second half of 2014 on the Sandusky Register web site.

 


 

 

3:57 PM Jul 9, 2014

Don’t ruin your summer fun with an injury or illness. Follow these suggestions:

Sun safety

Protect yourself from summer heat, UV rays and an increased risk of skin cancer by:

·         Using sunscreen and lip balm with a SPF of 30 or higher.

3:43 PM May 14, 2014

When the weather turns warm, it's great to be active outside. But when it gets really hot and humid, be careful.

Exercising in the heat can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion and potentially deadly heatstroke.

4:44 PM Apr 23, 2014

When does alcohol use become a problem?

How you answer that question might differ from how someone else does.

That’s why it’s helpful to have objective criteria that offer some insight — and to occasionally take a good look at your alcohol consumption.

4:32 PM Mar 5, 2014

Polyps could point to colon cancer

Removing these usually benign growths can reduce your chances of developing colon cancer.

Chances are you won't even know they're there, but if you have polyps in your colon, they almost always need to come out.

4:48 PM Feb 26, 2014

Unlike diabetes, prediabetes can be turned around. But you won't know you have it unless you get screened.

If you're at risk, at any age, ask your doctor about getting screened for prediabetes.

4:07 PM Feb 12, 2014

You know it. Your doctor has mentioned it. And your family is bugging you to take action. You need to eat better to help protect your heart.  

4:24 PM Jan 15, 2014

Women can take a variety of steps to avoid cervical cancer or to spot the disease early when it's highly treatable.

Cervical cancer usually doesn’t cause symptoms until its later stages. That’s why it’s so important to spot it early — and take steps to stop it from ever starting.

4:44 PM Dec 25, 2013

Q: What can I do to help prevent developing high blood pressure?

A: The holiday season can be a very stressful time for many people, and stress can contribute to a rise in blood pressure.

3:16 PM Dec 18, 2013

The holidays are here. Tt’s a time to enjoy friends, family and food. On average, Americans gain several pounds during the holiday season.

While this weight gain isn't dramatic, those pounds tend to stay and accumulate throughout the years.

4:02 PM Dec 11, 2013

Not only can holiday shopping be hard on your wallet,  it can also be hard on your back!

Spending long hours on your feet and carrying heavy packages and bags can take a real toll. Luckily,  there are simple things you can do to save your spine:

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