INTEGRIS On Your Health

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Good Foods for Better Heart Health

Did you know February is Heart Health Month? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. Choosing heart-healthy foods can benefit everyone, even those without a history of heart disease.

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Federal Regulations for Calorie Listings: What You Should Expect

Calorie listings are popping up everywhere. While the number of calories in fast food doesn’t shock some people, others are less familiar with the nutritional stats of a large fry. Why are restaurants listing the calories on their menus? It’s not the need to shock or shame consumers that’s causing the numbers to stack up, but compliance with federal regulations.

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Want to Age Well? A Physician Answers Common Questions on Aging

It’s never too early (or too late) to start thinking about healthy aging. Even if you didn’t learn healthy living and aging habits when you were young, now is the perfect moment to take charge and be on your way toward a healthier life. Dr. S. Christopher Shadid, a family medicine physician at INTEGRIS, answers your most pressing questions about aging.

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Best “On Your Health” Fitness Blogs

To help you commit to your physical fitness this year, we’ve rounded up our favorite fitness-focused On Your Health articles to provide inspiration on the latest workout trends. Do some research, try new things, find out what works and start your journey toward better fitness.

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How to Create a Workout Calendar

One of the best ways to establish a new habit is to write it down. As you look forward, consider creating a workout calendar to help keep your healthy habits on track. Here are a few of our favorite tips to build an effective game plan.

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What You Should Know About Pregnancy and Infection

For expectant mothers, keeping your baby safe is the top priority. That’s why it’s important to be aware of potential risks that could put your baby in harm’s way. Contracting an infection can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women because infections can be passed on to the baby during pregnancy, while giving birth or even while breastfeeding.

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Unhealthy Eating Habits and the Risk of an Eating Disorder

If you find yourself preoccupied about food and weight, you may have the symptoms of an eating disorder. Take the quiz to find out more.

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Exploring Assisted Living: What to Consider During the Transition

As baby boomers barrel into retirement, how will you know when it’s time to talk to your aging family members about where they will live?

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Sciatic Nerve Pain During Pregnancy

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, running from your uterus to your legs. It connects the spinal cord to your leg and foot muscles. When you’re pregnant, the most sensitive area of the sciatic nerve can become inflamed. Although this inflammation is very common during pregnancy, it can cause major discomfort in the lower back and legs.

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