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Video: Eating for Energy for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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For patients living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), nutrition is a vital component of physical energy. What you eat (or don’t eat) can have either a positive or negative impact on not only physical energy, but on mental, emotional, and spiritual energy as well. It’s no surprise that going without eating for long periods can drastically impact   …Continue Reading


Video: Children Embrace the Golden Age of Recess for Heart Health

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February is Heart Month. No, not Valentine’s Day (although that’s a thing too), but a month dedicated to cardiovascular health for individuals of all ages. Yup, that means kids too. And the American Heart Association (AMA) aims to teach kids the importance of staying active and eating healthy so they can lead stronger, healthier lives. Part of   …Continue Reading


Video: #HuddleUp Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative

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If you’ve looked at your social media in the last week, chances are you’ve spotted a video, Facebook update, profile picture change, or hashtag promoting the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. The campaign is part of Mental Health Awareness week, and it’s urging each and every one of us to start a conversation around mental health, and take it   …Continue Reading


Video: Taking Time to Retreat, Refuel and Refresh for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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For patients living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), taking time for strategic recovery is of the utmost importance. That often means reminding yourself how important it is to invest in yourself…without the guilt. Watch the fourth video in the Joint Decisions series, as Rhonda Waters, performance coach from Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute, offers a few strategies and   …Continue Reading


Video: Ending Stigma Around Mental Illness for Mental Health Awareness Week

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Today (January 25, 2017) is Mental Health Awareness Day, and this entire week is Mental Health Awareness Week. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 american adults suffer with some form of mental illness. But that’s not all, the same source finds that roughly 1 in 5 children in the U.S.   …Continue Reading


Infographic: Good Riddance to Bad Breath

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After reading the title of this infographic, you might be inclined to cover you mouth and do a (inhale, exhale) breath check. But it’s time to speak up about the negative impacts chronic halitosis can have on our social and professional lives. Thankfully, the U.K. dental experts at Dervla Leavy Dental Care, have these foul-breath   …Continue Reading


Video: Feeling the Energy of Gratitude for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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For patients living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the emotions associated with the daily management of energy can create feelings of anger, frustration, and isolation. Over the past few weeks we’ve shared videos from the Joint Decisions series, to help patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) better understand and utilize their energy. In this third video, Rhonda Waters, performance coach from   …Continue Reading


Infographic: Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and leading health organizations aim to inform women of the best means for early detection and prevention of the disease that will prove fatal to an estimated 4,120 U.S. women in 2017.  Additionally, the American Society of Clinical Oncology estimates 12,990 cervical cancer diagnosis this year. However, screening via the HPV test   …Continue Reading


Infographic: 10 Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

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Maintaining good oral and dental hygiene starts with brushing and flossing. However, there is much more you can do to proactively help prevent cavities and tooth decay (i.e., mouthwash, six month dental checkups, dental sealants, etc.). Take a look at this handy infographic from Sydenortho.com, a long-standing product supplier and support to the orthodontic profession, for   …Continue Reading


Video: Diving into Deep Breathing for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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For patients living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the management of daily energy can be extremely challenging. Last week we introduced a video from Joint Decisions, aimed to help rheumatoid arthritis patients better understand and manage energy. Watch this second video in the Energy Refresh series as host, Rhonda Waters, a performance coach from Johnson & Johnson’s Human   …Continue Reading