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Clear the Smoke this November: Join the Great American Smokeout!

The American Cancer Society’s 42nd Annual Great American Smokeout takes place November 16. Unfortunately, an estimated 36.5 million Americans still smoke and tobacco use remains this country’s single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death. We all know tobacco is a killer. Those who smoke or use other forms of tobacco are more likely…

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October is Healthy Aging Month

You Can’t Stop the Aging Process, But You May Be Able to Hit “Pause” A 2009 study from the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research reported that, statewide, the senior population will double by 2030, reaching 2.2 million residents. This growth reflects nationwide trends as baby boomers turn 50 and people retire later and…

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Listening to Your Heart—and Quick Action—Can Save Your Life Every year in this country more than 380,000 people die due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). According to the Sudden Cardiac Awareness Foundation, this number is almost equal to the amount of lives claimed by Alzheimer’s disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer,…

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October 2-6 is National Primary Care Week

Your Primary Care Physician is Your First Line of Defense Do you want to live longer, enjoy better health, avoid unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations and surgeries, all while paying lower health care costs? Each of these goals can be realized through a relationship with a primary care doctor. Primary care professionals (PCPs) serve on…

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May 31 is World No Tobacco Day

You CAN Kick the Habit for Good! (and CCHC Has a Free Way to Help) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use kills more than 7 million people around the world each year, and that number is predicted to grow unless anti-tobacco actions are increased. According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, more…

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Those Extra Pounds are Killing You

Those Extra Pounds Are—Literally—Killing You A new study reveals that obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the United States. But that’s not the only issue threatening your life. Obesity steals more years than diabetes, tobacco, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol—the other top preventable health problems that cut Americans’ lives short,…

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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month Simple Changes Help You “Put Your Best Fork Forward” National Nutrition Month campaign was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to bring attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound physical activity habits. The theme for this year is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” which…

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Love Your Heart

Today’s Choices Prevent Future Threats Guess what? You’re never too young—or too old—to take care of your heart. Preventing heart disease, and all cardiovascular diseases, is easy when you make smart decisions now that will pay great dividends the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, a poor diet, and other unhealthy habits can take…

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February is American Heart Month

Do More Than Wear Red This Month—Listen to Your Heart

 The numbers are sobering: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Although it’s sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” approximately the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in this country. In…

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There’s Hope for a Better 2017

There’s Hope for a Better 2017

To ensure a better 2017, learn what healthy habits you should start…and which to drop altogether. One thing many people can agree on is that 2016 was a year that most would like to forget. The year brought us one of the most divisive Presidential elections in recent memory—dividing friends…

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