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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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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Strokes Don’t Discriminate: No Matter Your Age, Education and Awareness are Vital A stroke can happen to anyone at any time—at any age. During National Stroke Awareness Month healthcare professionals are urging Americans to learn more about the impact of stroke, learn stroke symptoms and what to do if you spot them, and to access…

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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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September 29 is World Heart Day!

World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year.

 World Heart Day 2016: Take a Moment to Listen to Your Heart Each year, the World Heart Federation sponsors World Heart Day to raise…

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June is Men’s Health Month

Build Strong Families While Saving Lives: Celebrate the Men in Your Life Around the world people are celebrating June as Men’s Health Month. Monday, June 13 is also the start of Men’s Health Week, a special awareness period recognized by Congress, which ends on Father’s Day, June 19. Men’s Health Month is built on the…

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New Bern Internal Medicine Specialists offers COPD Clinical Trial

CCHC New Bern Internal Medicine Specialists is pleased to offer a new clinical trial for COPD. If you are a current or former smoker living with COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, you may qualify for this clinical research study. To participate, you must: > have a history of heart disease or stroke OR…

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month To Prevent the Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. Start with Your Heart Your family is important to you and you make every effort to take care of them. The same goes with your home—you’re sure to make any repairs necessary. What about your heart? Do you take the…

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