Health Tips

Granville Health System shares practical and useful health care and lifestyle information.
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Fall & Winter Safety

 You can never be too prepared during the winter season. Whether it be the flu, a bonfire accident, or an accidental slip and fall, we've got you covered...more       


Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

Nearly one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don’t know they have it. This is why high blood pressure is often called the “silent killer"...more      


Putting Your Best Foot Forward on Race Day

Dr. Millicent Brown, an active runner, is also a local podiatrist at Carolina Foot & Ankle Health Center. Here are some tips offered by Dr. Brown to ensure that you can comfortably enjoy running and put your best forward on race day...more      


Keeping Your Food Safe to Eat

You may know a Mr. or Ms. Clean–a person who speaks softly but carries a big spray bottle of antibacterial product. This article is not about that kind of obsession with cleanliness but rather about common sense measures you can and should take to protect yourself from food borne illness...more


Tips for Finicky Eaters

Do you want your finicky toddlers to eat their peas and carrots - as well as other foods? Keep serving them up...more

 The Biggest Secret for Better Health: Your Doctor, Your Medical Home      
You wouldn’t dream of changing hairstylists, and you get your morning coffee from the same café every day. But do you have the same loyalty to...more


Ten Tips to Avoid Weight-Loss Pitfalls

If you started the new year with some extra pounds, you're not alone. Here are some tips to avoid the 10 biggest mistakes of those trying to lose weight...more


Be Good to Your Heart, Reduce Your Salt Intake

The recommended sodium intake for a healthy adult is no more than 2,300 milligrams a day. You probably already knew that. For years, doctors and public health experts have been warning Americans that too much salt in the diet increases the risk of hypertension and stroke...more


Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs

A heart attack is a frightening probably don't want to think about it. However, if you learn the signs of a heart attack and what steps to take, you can save a life...more


Ten Small Steps for Better Heart Health

Change is an important part of living with heart disease or trying to prevent it. A jump in blood pressure or cholesterol earns you a lecture on healthy lifestyle changes. Heart attack and stroke survivors are often told to alter a lifetime of habits...more

 6 Ways Running Improves Your Health      
Studies have shown that running can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers...more