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.

March 2: Winter Blues with Rose Melendez

While winter brings fun in the snow, it is also dreary and cold. Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD may come about as a result of the weather, causing slow movement and sluggish behavior. This form of depression occurs as a result of the change in season and can last through the winter.

March 2 Winter Blues with Rose Melendez
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February 24: Women and Heart Disease with Rose Melendez

February is national heart month. Did you know that one in five women in the U.S. has some form of heart disease? In fact, heart disease claims more women’s lives each year than the next eight leading causes of death combined, including breast cancer.

February 24 Women and Heart Disease with Rose Melendez
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February 17: Scrub-a-dub-dub with Rose Melendez

“Don’t forget to wash your hands….with soap!” We’ve all heard this, most likely from our parents. As much as we may not want to admit, our parents were right! Hand washing is necessary for our health, especially during the winter months. It is the most important and easiest way to prevent illness.

February 17 Scrub a dub dub with Rose Melendez
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February 3: Super Bowl Heart Health with Rose Melendez

If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl this weekend, pay attention if your heart starts pumping during a crucial play. The warning signs of a heart attack – dizziness, chest pain, labored breathing, nausea – are similar to symptoms of an adrenaline rush or over-eating.

February 3 Super Bowl Heart Health with Rose Melendez
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January 27: Protecting Yourself from the Cold with Rose Melendez

Most days, we head to work and school without thinking much about it. However, with cold weather we’ve been experiencing lately, it is important to make sure we are keeping ourselves safe and warm.

January 27 Protecting Yourself from the Cold with Rose Melendez
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January 21: Is Your Heart Ready for Cold Weather? with Rose Melendez

As our region is experiencing the coldest air it has seen this season and perhaps snow is on the way, it’s important to think about how this winter weather can affect your heart. Colder temperatures combined with physical activity create specific circumstances that increase the risk of a heart attack. If not prepared, even walking through snow can put unwanted strain on your heart.

January 21 is Your Heart Ready for Cold Weather with Rose Melendez
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December 31: Know Your Options in Case of Emergencies with Rose Melendez

While the holidays are a chance to rejoice with family and friends, emergencies can happen anytime. Knowing your options now can help make the decision easier when you need immediate care.

December 31 Know Your Options in Case of Emergencies with Rose Melendez
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December 23: Watch Your Waistline this Winter with Rose Melendez

Research suggests that Americans gain an average of 2 to 5 pounds over the winter. This contributes to a person’s average net weight gain of about one pound each year after efforts to lose the weight. A pound may not seem like a lot, but year after year this weight gain accumulates, and may have a negative impact on your health.One pound is equal to 3,500 calories.

December 23 Watch Your Waistline this Winter with Rose Melendez
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December 10: Tips to Decrease Holiday Stress with Rose Melendez

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration, but it is not uncommon for people to feel more down or stressed-out than usual during this time of year. While the closeness of family and the giving spirit may generate excitement for most of us, it may cause tension or sadness in others.

December 10 Tips to Decrease Holiday Stress with Rose Melendez
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December 3: How to Reduce Your Risk of Stroke with Rose Melendez

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.

December 3 How to Reduce Your Risk of Stroke with Rose Melendez
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