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Just Two Numbers Can Say So Much About Your Health

In North Carolina, approximately 2.7 million adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, by a health care professional. An additional one in three may be at risk for the condition. HBP causes or contributes to at least one in four deaths in our state each year. High Blood Pressure Education Month,…

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Donate Life: Be a Hero to Someone in Need

April is National Donate Life Month “The act of registering your decision to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor takes less than a minute. Your one action can serve as a lifesaving prism, transforming your decision into life and healing for more than 75 people, their families and their communities,” says David Fleming, President…

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Be Proactive to Defeat Type 2 Diabetes

April is Defeat Diabetes Month! According to the International Diabetes Foundation, roughly 425 million people are living with diabetes. Another 352 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and accounts for nearly 95% of diabetes cases worldwide. The…

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Heart Health is Tied to Mental Health

February is American Heart Month! Recent research confirms the phrase “you are what you eat” may be true, especially when it comes to effects on mental health. The study reports that a heart-healthy diet can have a positive impact on how you feel. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has been shown to lower high…

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Cut Carbs—Not Fat—to Save Your Heart

While we’ve long been told to lay off the fat, new studies support growing evidence that too many carbohydrates pose the real threat to heart health. Scientists have known for hundreds of years the heart is the engine of the body, but they’re still learning just how deadly the wrong fuel can be. Heart disease…

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Have a Heart: Donate Life

February 14th is National Donor Day This Valentine’s Day—and any day for that matter—is a great time to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor! What better way to express love than to commit to saving and healing others? Today in the U.S. more than 114,000 people are in need of an organ transplant….

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You’ll Be Seeing Red this Month…Find Out Why

February is American Heart Month You may have noticed that you’ve seen a lot of people wearing red lately. Yes, Valentine’s day is just around the corner, but that’s not the only reason red will be a prominent color this month. American Heart Month, celebrated each year for the entire month of February, is a…

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Don’t Diet if You Want to Lose Weight

Healthy Weight Week is January 21-27, 2018 There are no magic diets, pills, or operations for long-term, healthy weight loss. The idea behind Healthy Weight Week is that most diets are harmful self-esteem. People diet because they consider themselves overweight and, as punishment, they turn to deprivation and excessive calorie restriction—only making themselves more miserable….

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Getting Your Diet Back on Track After Thanksgiving

We’re in the post-Thanksgiving phase, but holiday parties, office gatherings, and Christmas day meals loom large in the coming weeks. Let’s look at how we can battle back to normal eating habits. Last week we warned you about the nearly 4,500 calories the average American consumes on Thanksgiving. It’s a scary number, and we provided…

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How Much is Too Much on Thanksgiving?

Is pigging out during the holiday a harmless indulgence or a real health worry? 4,500. That’s quite a large number. Would you believe that’s the number of calories the average American is expected to consume this Thanksgiving? According to research from the Calorie Control Council, a typical holiday dinner alone can carry a load of…

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