Is Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishing the Health and Lives of Pittsburghers?

Is Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishing the Health and Lives of Pittsburghers?

It’s no secret that Pittsburgh is not the sunniest of places to live. According to Current Results Weather and Science Facts, Pittsburgh annually receives 45% of sunshine. The number measures “the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground.” While we know that dark, dreary days affect our mood and mental health, making us want to curl up and stay in

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What is a Healthprint

What is a Healthprint

As your fingerprint is unique so is your Healthprint. What is a Healthprint, you ask? A Healthprint is an assessment of your health and fitness developed by the Shaklee doctors, scientists, researchers, and nutritionists. It gives you an overall picture of your current state of health and creates a customized nutrition place to enhance your well-being. The simple, online questionnaire takes 10 minutes or less

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Likes and Dislikes about Social Distancing

Likes and Dislikes about Social Distancing

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining, but the cloud of COVID-19 that has overshadowed the world is like no other we’ve seen in our lifetimes. Even a pandemic such as this has some bright spots. Here are some things we like and dislike about social distancing. Likes Dislikes Less Traffic We like less traffic. Rush hour and weekend traffic has been

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Boost Your Immune System

Boost Your Immune System

We all know to wash our hands and keep our distance from those who are sick to keep healthy. However, all those precautions take place outside our bodies. What can we do on the inside to keep from getting sick and to boost our immune systems? Two of the greatest influences on our immune system are our behaviors and our nutrition. Taking some simple steps

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Avoid the Quarantine 15

Avoid the Quarantine 15

It’s been over two weeks since Governor Wolf issued his stay-at-home order for Pennsylvania. However, many of us had already been sheltering in place or under quarantine orders before his official order was issued. Gyms and many parks in the area are closed, which means a fair number of Pittsburghers aren’t able to get out and exercise like we used to. What does that mean?

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Community Support Beats Community Spread

Community Support Beats Community Spread

With the Coronavirus raging, we’re hearing a lot about “community spread” and how it passes along the virus. At Popular Pittsburgh, we know that we’re all in this together, and our greatest tool for beating this disease is practicing community support, helping those that we can in our community. Our web provider Chroma Marketing Essentials developed this useful resource to help their clients and the

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Quarantined Pittsburgh

Quarantined Pittsburgh

The term “quarantine” comes from the Italian term quaranta giorni, meaning 40 days, and that was the amount of time ships arriving in Venice during the 14th century had to be isolated in port to stop transmission of the plague. Although it may seem foreign to us in the 21st Century to talk about quarantines, but with the COVID-19 infecting the nation, it’s helpful to

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Build Your Defenses Against the Flu

Build Your Defenses Against the Flu

It’s wintertime here in the northern hemisphere, and we all know what that means: flu season. This year’s flu season is starting to become very active. As of December 28, 2019, there was a total of 4,099 confirmed flu cases within Allegheny County, and that number will more than likely rise during the course of the flu season, which usually ends around May. What can

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Pittsburgh Flu Epidemic of 1918

Pittsburgh Flu Epidemic of 1918

The opioid epidemic has claimed too many lives in our area, but at least in those cases, we know what’s causing the deaths and how to prevent them. Can you imagine thousands of people falling ill and dying and not knowing what was causing it, how to treat it, or how to prevent it? That is exactly what happened in Pittsburgh in the fall of

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Pittsburgh’s Growing Hospital Scene

Pittsburgh's Growing Hospital Scene

Pittsburgh has long been noted for its world-class medical facilities; however, not one to rest their laurels, the area’s medical providers are investing in our region and building a number of new hospitals, treatment centers, and specialty hospitals. Keep an eye out for these new medical facilities going up around town in 2020. UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower This new nine-story facility will provide physical

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