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How Stress Affects Our Health

People talk about being stressed out all the time but what does it really mean? Since April is Stress Awareness Month, we thought it was a good time to define exactly what stress is and how it affects our health. First, you should know that stress is a personal experience. It affects us all differently. … Continue reading “How Stress Affects Our Health”

Healthy Recipes for March

Every month, you can find a few days nationally dedicated to specific foods. To help you celebrate these national food days, we’ve collected healthy recipes to accompany each honored item. We hope you enjoy! March 1st Peanut Butter Lover’s Day RECIPES>> Photo Credit: March 2nd Banana Cream Pie Day RECIPES>>  Photo Credit: March … Continue reading “Healthy Recipes for March”

Spring Allergies: How To Deal

Spring is just around the corner and a great time to get outside for fun in the sun. But for people with seasonal allergies, spring also means sneezing, coughing and itchy, watery eyes. Seasonal allergies occur when your body’s immune system overreacts to something in the environment. That something is usually pollen or grass. In … Continue reading “Spring Allergies: How To Deal”

Christmas Desserts for Allergy Sufferers

During the holidays it can be hard to watch everyone enjoy multiple treats, while avoiding certain delectables due to a food allergies. To ease the holiday cravings, here is a list of treats fit for certain allergy sufferers. Take a look and enjoy! Banana No-Nut Bread (Dairy, Egg, Nut and Gluten Free) Click image for … Continue reading “Christmas Desserts for Allergy Sufferers”

YourTown Health Dentist To Lead Georgia Oral Health Council

YourTown Health is both proud and a bit sad to announce that Adam Barefoot, DMD, MPH, is leaving us after six years to become the Oral Health Director for the state of Georgia. In his capacity as a dentist at YTH, Dr. Barefoot helped hundreds of people in our community to realize healthier smiles. He … Continue reading “YourTown Health Dentist To Lead Georgia Oral Health Council”

Healthy Thanksgiving Activities for Family & Friends

Thanksgiving is a day associated with tables full of delicious food, family members and laughter, but why not start a tradition that includes a healthy activity for everyone? From physical to charitable activities, these are sure to get your family and friends out of the house and smiling.   Touch Football Get out in the … Continue reading “Healthy Thanksgiving Activities for Family & Friends”

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be a night of scary fun for kids. But for parents, it often turns into the worrying kind of scary. There’s good reason: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that Halloween is one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries. The CDC agrees that kids are four times as likely to … Continue reading “Halloween Safety Tips”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be approximately 253,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed this year. A woman living in the U.S. has a 1-in-8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The numbers still sound high but they show a marked improvement. Because of increased awareness, earlier detection … Continue reading “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Your Guide to Beach & Ocean Safety

With multiple beaches near by, YourTown Health wants you to have the best beach experience possible by making safety your first priority. A little knowledge and respect for nature can go a long way to enhancing your day. Rip Currents Rip currents cause the majority of lifeguard rescues. They are subtle and strong. On the … Continue reading “Your Guide to Beach & Ocean Safety”

YourTown Health Offers Free Screenings at Community Health Fair

YourTown Health is proud to announce that it will take part in Congressman David Scott’s 13th annual health fair on Saturday, August 19th. Everyone is invited to the free event, which will be held at Mundy’s Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro, from 9am until 2pm. The YTH team will provide free dental screenings … Continue reading “YourTown Health Offers Free Screenings at Community Health Fair”