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Health Connections - 2021-07-04

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John Vaughn can be reached at jvaughn@yumasun.com or (928) 539-6850.

Running in Yuma, this time of year? As ominous as that might sound, running is a pursuit many people embrace, whether to get in shape or stay in shape. But like with any strenuous physical activity, it demands they follow some wellthought-out rules. to avoid injuries. “Top Tips to Get Ready to Run,” one of the features in this issue of Health Connections, offers some good tips – not least of which is staying hydrated. Speaking of hydration, adding 100% orange juice to your diet can aid hydration and replace electrolytes lost through sweating. You can find out more about this valuable drink in “A Natural Solution for Summer Hydration,” also featured in this edition. We also cover heart health. Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, claims 2,380 people in the United States every day, according to the American Heart Association. That’s more than deaths to cancer, COP, diabetes or lung infection. Worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has further elevated the risk of death to those already suffering from CVD. In “It’s Time to Rethink Heart Health,” readers can learn more about how CVD develops, and how it can be managed and treated. Imagine how healthy your child or grandchild will be in the long run if instilled with good eating habits from the outset. You can find out some tips and tricks for doing that in “How to Raise a Healthy Eater at Every Stage of Childhood.” Also in this issue, we profile Karen Beltran, a San Luis, Ariz., native who recently graduated from the University of Arizona’s medical school and plans to return one day to her hometown to practice medicine. We hope you enjoy Health Connections.

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