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.

Health Tip: Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month. More than 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Even more worrisome is one in four don’t even know they have it. Diabetes is characterized by high levels of sugar, or glucose, in the bloodstream. The most common form is tied to obesity, and the number of people with diabetes has increased with the rise in obesity.

November 5 Diabetes with Rose Melendez
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Health Tip: Asthma

Those with asthma are particularly vulnerable during the summer to fall transition because of the fall allergy season and the fluctuations in temperature. For help with avoiding asthma flare-ups, make sure you are taking your regular medication as directed and your rescue inhaler is ready for emergencies. You should also have an asthma management plan ready.

October 29 Asthma with Rose Melendez
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Health Tip: Flu prevention

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu virus causes more than 200,000 hospitalizations per year. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect yourself! The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot each year.

October 22 Flu Prevention with Rose Melendez
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Health Tip: Mental health

Mental health conditions can interfere with a person’s thought processes, emotions, temperament and behavior, and tend to reduce a person’s ability to cope with typical life responsibilities.

October 15 Mental Health with Rose Melendez
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