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Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Last week was National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Across the country schools and others developed programs and events to help educate the youth on the effects of drug and alcohol use and abuse. With the rise in teen vaping over the past few years now is a better time than ever to educate yourself,…

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Hey, Mom! Make Your Health a Priority This Week and Every Week

National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day each year and is a reminder to women to take care of themselves and to make their health a priority. Yesterday families across the country gathered to celebrate the woman who cooks for them, does laundry for them, drives them to after school practices and games, and…

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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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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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A Healthy Body Leads to Healthy Kidneys

One in three American adults are at risk for kidney disease. Kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day, help regulate blood pressure, and direct red blood cell production, but they are also prone to disease: The National Kidney Foundation reports that one in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease due to diabetes,…

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Breathe Easy: A Rehabilitation Program Focused on Your Lungs

March 11-17 is National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Month Sponsored by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is designed to help the nation understand how important pulmonary rehabilitation programs are to the health and well-being of lung disease patients. This week is also a chance to honor healthcare professionals, specifically respiratory therapists…

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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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June 12-18 is Men’s Health Week

Addressing your health can be scary, but avoiding it altogether can be deadly. According to a recent National Health Interview Survey of 33,075 adults, 24.3% of all men over 18 years of age had not seen a doctor in the past year compared to 12% of all women in the same group. The survey interestingly…

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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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