Debunking 5 Common Flu Shot Myths

Submitted by Jenny Bates, Director of Wellness Programming at Hendricks Regional Health I sometimes think there are as many urban myths about the flu vaccine as Area 51 and the man with a hook for a hand. But the truth is, getting vaccinated against influenza is a very important way to safeguard your health. So 

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Sleep and Your Health

The staff of Hendricks Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center provides answers to commonly asked questions about sleep health: WHY IS SLEEP IMPORTANT? Sleep is essential to physical and emotional health. Adequate sleep may also play a role in helping the body recover from illness and injury. Getting inadequate or poor sleep over a long period 

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Stress Fighting Strategies for Every Stage of Life

The latest findings on stress are in, and they paint a harried picture. According to the American Psychological Association’s new Stress in America survey, the majority of us are moderately to seriously stressed. While we know it’s unhealthy, we aren’t sure how to escape. The sources of strain change throughout life. But one thing doesn’t: 

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How to Encourage Family Fitness

Fitting exercise into our already busy schedule can seem pretty daunting at times, especially if you have a family. It’s actually easier than you think to squeeze in some activity on a daily basis. Often times, we miss the opportunity to get some extra movement just by the bad habits we’ve created, or we have 

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