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Preventative health and screenings, reproductive health, and more. Our Health and Wellness posts provide helpful content to help you navigate all facets of preventative care, from reproductive health, exams and screenings, sleep, safety, and healthcare technology.

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Turns out making health possible is about a lot more than taking care of your physical body.

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How to Prepare for Your First Pap Smear

For most women, turning 21 has an odd caveat to go with the milestone: their first pap smear. A pap smear (also known as a pap test) is a vaginal exam that screens for cervical cancer.

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Safety

Bike Safety Tips to Ride Happier and Healthier

Spring is (finally) here, and with it all the fun outdoor activities we’ve been waiting for. Especially biking. But before you jump on Big Red (let’s be honest, everyone has a name for their bike) to get some fresh air and exercise, be prepared.

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Sleep

Break the Insomnia Cycle, Without Pills

Nearly 38 million Americans take the sleep prescription for their insomnia. A significant fraction suffers strange side effects.

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Prevention

When should you go to immediate care? Or the ER? Or your doctor?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had any health problems—or if, when you did have them, they always happened during the work week at around 9:30 in the morning?

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Good Vibrations: How Hancock Health Looks After Our Littlest Patients

Hancock Health and medical care for high-risk pregnancies.

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Banking on the Future: Is Cord-Blood Banking Right for You?

Ever heard of cord blood? Read on to find out how this…

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Remember When “Flo” Came to Town?

Ever wonder why menstruating people aren’t supported more in our country? If…

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An older man using workout bands to stretch.

Good Bones: Maintaining Healthy Habits

Keeping your bones healthy is about more than just drinking milk. Find out more about how you can avoid osteoporosis.

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Breathe Easier: Build Stronger Lungs

The air we breathe in and out every day is vital to…

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Pain Management Without Opioids

It is National Drug Free Pain Management Month, which exists to spread…

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Meet Fritter: The Grouchie Who Loves to Waste Your Time

Nobody wants a case of the Grouchies. Find out how Gateway Hancock Health eliminates Fritter: the Grouchie who loves to waste your time.

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Preventative Measures: When a Lung Cancer Screening Is Right for You

Lung cancer has better outcomes when caught early. Learn how you can…

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Health Screenings Every Woman Should Make Time to Have

Skipping out on those important health screenings? Now is the time to…

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Woman cleaning her gutters on top of a ladder.
Woman cleaning her gutters on top of a ladder.

Who is Holding the Ladder?

Does that mountain of leaves have you itching to get outside and do some yard work? Before you dive in, make sure to take the proper precautions so you can avoid a seasonal ER trip.

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Prescription Meds: Are You Reading the Fine Print?

Although prescription meds are great for helping us heal and feel better,…

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Easy on the Eyes: Avoiding Summer Hazards with Protective Glasses

Enjoying the summer sun? Don’t be short-sighted. Read our tips on proper…

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Rest and Relax with Apps

Need some help settling down to sleep? There’s an app for that. Thanks to your smartphone, you won’t need to worry about getting some good shuteye.

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Five Wellness Apps to Try This Year

Check out our list of great wellness apps to help you get…

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Meet Gateway Patient Services Health Advocate Coordinator Kylie Austin

Your doctor orders a CT scan or an MRI or a blood…

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