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Why Washing Your Hands Is So Important

2019-12-05T16:32:42-07:00Primary Care/General Health, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health It’s National Hand-Washing Awareness Week Washing your hands is the best way to stop the spread of germs, but you have to wash them properly in order to be effective.  “People who are sick can easily spread germs everywhere they go. Germs get into your body through [...]

Living Well: The Truth About High Blood Pressure & Managing a Silent Condition

2019-09-26T12:49:04-07:00Cardiology, Living Well Articles|

The Importance of Keeping an Eye on Your Blood Pressure If you eat well and exercise regularly, you probably don’t have to worry about having high blood pressure, right? Wrong. In fact, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), high blood pressure is common, and nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure [...]

Pain in the Jaw? It Could Be a TMJ Disorder

2019-09-17T12:53:15-07:00Primary Care/General Health, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health TMJ Disorders Can Cause Clicking Noises, Pain and Tenderness in the Jaw There’s a hinge that connects the side of the skull to the lower jaw that makes it possible to open and close our mouths. This hinge, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), can get injured or damaged [...]

Heart Health: Do You Know Your Cholesterol Levels?

2019-09-10T12:06:42-07:00Cardiology, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health Without early warning signs of high cholesterol, it’s important to talk to your primary health provider about cholesterol testing and heart disease risk While what we eat does directly influence cholesterol levels in our bodies, the foods with the most impact are not the foods that contain [...]