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It’s Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Quitting takes a lot of hard work and effort, but the reward can be a longer, more satisfying life. The good news is that people are able to quit every day and you can too! When you stop smoking, your body begins to repair itself immediately. Within 20 minutes Blood Pressure returns to normal. Heartbeat … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare
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Seasonal Flu: A Guide for Parents

Health and Healthcare, Wellness

What is the flu? The flu (influenza) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by flu viruses. Flu viruses cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year. There are many different flu viruses and sometimes a new flu virus starts spreading among people and making people sick. How … Continue Reading

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: Fitness Goals

Fitness and Exercise

Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure you’ll exceed your short and long term fitness goals. There are also some things you should avoid at … Continue Reading

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FDA Public Notice: Best Share Green Coffee

Safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Best Share Green Coffee: Brazilian Slimming Coffee, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.houseofmonet.com1 and possibly in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Best Share Green Coffee: Brazilian Slimming Coffee contains sibutramine.   Sibutramine … Continue Reading

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Autumn Health and Safety Tips

Safety, Wellness

Follow these tips to help you and your family stay safe and healthy this autumn! Keep your kids safe and healthy. Get involved with your kids’ activities at home and at school to help ensure they are safe and healthy. Take steps to prevent the flu. The single best way to protect against the flu … Continue Reading

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Tips for a Safe Halloween

Whether you’re goblin or ghoul, vampire or witch, poor costume choices— including decorative contact lenses and flammable costumes— and face paint allergies can haunt you long after Halloween if they cause injury. Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following the guide­lines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue Reading

Safety, Wellness
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Fresh Produce and Foodborne Illness

Reducing Your Risk of Foodborne Illness from Fresh Produce Buying Tips for Fresh Produce Purchase produce that is not bruised or damaged. When selecting fresh cut produce choose only those items that are refrigerated or surrounded by ice. Bag fresh fruits and vegetables separately from meat products when packing them to take home. Storage Tips … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare, Wellness
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Cutting Corners to Pay for Medications

More People Cutting Corners to Pay for Medications By Denise Mann WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Sept. 13, 2012 — Americans are scrimping to pay for their prescription medications, and some are playing dangerous games with their health as a result. More than 80% of Americans who don’t have prescription drug coverage … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare
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Allergies and Asthma

Allergies Allergy is characterized by an overreaction of the human immune system to o foreign protein substance (“allergen”) that is eaten, breathed into the lungs, injected or touched. This immune overreaction can result in symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat. In severe cases it can also result in rashes, … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare, Wellness
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Staying Well-Hydrated

Year Around Hydration From the hot, sultry days of summer to the bone-chilling days of winter, your body needs water to maintain its normal temperature. Staying well-hydrated is important no matter what the weather. Extreme temperatures act more quickly to dehydrate the body, making it important to drink water-based beverages even though you may not … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet, Wellness
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