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International Friendship Day: Celebrating the Unexpected Health Benefits of Friends

International Friendship Day, also known as International Friendship Day of Peace, is celebrated each year on July 30. The day is meant to celebrate the vital role that friendship plays in promoting peace around the world. In addition to promoting peace, friendship is also beneficial to our health. Did you know:

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Power Eating for Kids

Regular family meals can reduce children’s risks for nutritional problems

Gathering together for a meal can give the modern family an opportunity for some quality time and a break from the rush and frenzy of life in the fast lane. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have documented more tangible benefits. 

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Join the (Running) Club

These local training groups, which are open to runners of all levels, will help you get ready this spring or summer — and introduce you to new friends.

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Adults, Be Smart About Your Annual Physical

With the new year approaching, it's prime time to safeguard your health

Never underestimate the benefits of your annual checkup: It’s your chance as a patient to get one solid block of time alone with your doctor, when you can ask all the questions about your health that you’re wondering about and get a personalized care plan that can keep you healthy. According to some medical experts, those annual visits also improve the detection of early illness, which could help prevent complications down the line.

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The Empowered Patient

Knowledge, as they say, is power. This is certainly true when it comes to health. It’s not only healthcare professionals who need to stay in the know. Patients, too, can and should arm themselves with knowledge as a way of becoming more proactive about their own care. An increasing number of people are doing so.

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Choose Your Primary Care Physician

Here’s useful info and a checklist to help you with this important decision

Did you know that Americans spend more time figuring out what new car to buy than they do choosing a doctor? That was one of the findings of recent research conducted by Harris Interactive, which involved more than 7,600 U.S. adults in 27 metropolitan areas.

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The Doctor Decision

Your main doctor is the coordinator of your general care; the quarterback of your medical team. Often called a primary care physician – or PCP – your doctor should be someone you trust, like and feel comfortable with.

If you’re looking for a new PCP – or looking to change the one you have – you might not know how to find a good match out of the many options available to you.

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Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center

Bumps, burns, fevers, falls. Stuff happens! And sometimes, that stuff is serious enough to require quick medical attention.

It can be difficult to determine the best response in the face of a sudden medical situation. Should you call 9-1-1? Go to the nearest emergency room (ER)? Visit a after hours or urgent care center? Or wait for an appointment to open up at your doctor’s office?

In the face of any medical emergency that you consider potentially life-threatening, always dial 9-1-1 immediately.

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