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Every Bite Counts so Put your Best Fork Forward!

Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutritional Month® brings attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. “Making just small shifts in our... next...

New Year, New You!

It’s January, and that likely means you are working on some New Year’s resolutions. The question is: Are you going to keep them this year? If any of your resolutions are health related, Milestone Health Direct can help. To help you... next...

A Cold or the Flu?

How do you tell the difference? The flu and the common cold are both contagious, respiratory illnesses caused by viruses that are not affected by antibiotics. Knowing the differences between the flu and a cold can help you or your loved ones... next...

Sexually Transmitted Infections

What should I know about sexually transmitted infections? There are more than 20 different types of infections that you can come in contact with during sexual activity. You can contract a sexually-transmitted infection (STI) or a sexually-transmitted... next...

Celiac Disease

What should I know about celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by an inappropriate response of the immune system to gluten exposure. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. While celiac disease often causes... next...

Weight-Loss

Are you having a hard time losing weight? Struggling to lose weight can be frustrating. For some people, hypothyroidism is at the root of weight gain, as well as the inability to lose weight. Hypothyroidism is a disorder that happens when your... next...

Prostate Cancer

What Is the Prostate? The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and... next...

Does My Child Have a Food Allergy?

Some children are born with food allergies and others seem to just wake up one day and be allergic to something. Genetics can play a part but the cause of food allergies often remains a mystery and the number of people affected continues to... next...

Facts About Sickle Cell Disease

What Should I Know About Sickle Cell Disease? The term sickle cell disease (SCD) describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle hemoglobin, in their red blood... next...

What You Need to Know about Lead Poisoning in Children

Lead poisoning is a silent and sometimes invisible threat that affects children at a greater rate than adults. The Lehigh Valley area has the unfortunate honor of leading the state in the number of children under age 7 who had elevated blood... next...
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