Each Wednesday at 7:40am, Jerry & Blanca speak with a local health professional to offer helpful tips for your health and well-being, brought to you by our friends at Adventist HealthCareYou can find recent topics, listen back or to share.

Health Tips

Morning Show Health Tips

Each Wednesday at 7:40 am, Jerry & Blanca speak with local health professional, Rose Melendez, who offers helpful tips for your health and well-being, brought to you by our friends at Adventist HealthCare.

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Nurse Rose Melendez, RN, is head of the Emergency Department at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital.

You can find recent topics here for your listening or to share.

That pain in your side could be appendicitis

Did you know that 5 percent of Americans will experience appendicitis in their lifetime? In fact, it’s the most common cause of abdominal pain that leads to surgery in the U.S.

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Prevent lyme disease, avoid ticks

Bug bites can cause a variety of illnesses – including Lyme disease, a serious disease that can be treated if it’s caught early enough.

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Tips to Support a Loved One with Anxiety

Anxiety affects 40 million Americans each year, and is the most common mental health problem in the U.S. It’s possible that someone you know struggles with stress or anxiety, but how can you tell?

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Spring clean your health: kick your smoking habit

Spring is often seen as a time for a fresh start – with many of us spring cleaning around our homes. Why not do some spring cleaning when it comes to your health?

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Health Tip: How to handle back pain

Back pain is a very common issue for many of us. In fact, 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain in their lifetime. So what causes back pain?

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Health Tip: Is it Autism?

April is Autism Awareness Month, and this week Nurse Rose shares what Autism is and how it's diagnosed.

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How dental care impacts your health

Still snacking on leftover jelly beans and chocolate bunnies? You probably know that sugary foods can cause cavities or gum disease. But did you know that oral hygiene is also important for your overall health?

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Making your health resolutions last

Whether it’s losing weight, eating better or quitting smoking – getting healthy is a common New Year’s resolution.

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Diabetes in kids

Type 1 is an autoimmune response that causes a person’s body not to make any insulin at all. Insulin is a hormone that is essential for life and helps your body use sugar for energy. Without insulin, sugar builds up in the blood and could lead to life-changing complications over time.

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Is it just a headache?

Sometimes headaches can be minor and resolve within an hour while others develop into debilitating serious headaches called migraines.

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