You May or May Not Have Irish Ancestry, but Do You Know Your Family Health History?

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March 13, 2019

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Responsibly

It is time for the wearing of the green and celebrating your «Irish» heritage with a pint. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and a drink or two can become more. Binge drinking can cause impaired driving and risky sexual behaviors. Learn about responsible drinking.

You May or May Not Have Irish Ancestry, but Do You Know Your Family Health History?

A family health history is a record of a family’s health information. It includes your health information and that of your grandparents, aunts and uncles, parents, and siblings.

Many health problems tend to run in families. Creating a family history can help you and your family be aware of possible health risks so you can take steps to reduce them.

Of Snakes and Saint Patrick

Legend holds that Saint Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland but if you happen to run into a snake learn what you should do if it bites you.

Not Wearing Green Gets You Pinched on Saint Patrick’s Day but You Don’t Want a Pinched Nerve

The term «pinched nerve» is a common term used to describe one type of damage or injury to a nerve or set of nerves. The injury may result from compression, constriction, or stretching. Symptoms include numbness, «pins and needles» or burning sensations, and pain radiating outward from the injured area. Learn more about cause, treatment, and prognosis for “pinched nerves.”

What Does the Ides of March Have to Do With a Cesarean Section?

March 15th is the «Ides of March,» the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. Historians debate whether Julius Caesar was born by cesarean section, but it does make for a good bit of trivia. You can learn more about the cesarean section procedure here.

Eating Green

Try this flavorful green bean recipe and eat green on St. Patrick’s day.