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Great American Smokeout!

There’s Nothing to Lose When You Quit: Join the Great American Smokeout! The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout takes place November 17.

 Unfortunately, an estimated 42 million Americans still smoke and an additional 15 million people smoke tobacco in cigars or pipes. Tobacco use remains this country’s single largest preventable cause of disease and…

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A Spook-tacular and Safe Halloween: Tips for Parents, Kids, and Pets



Are you old enough to remember heading to the local hospital after a full night of trick-or-treating? Back in the 1970s and early 1980s—due to the fear of tampering—hundreds of hospitals around the country offered to X-ray candy free of charge. But, was that fear based on a myth? For the most part, yes. Despite…

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October 21 is National Mammography Day

Fight the Good Fight: Schedule a Mammogram Today In 1993, President Bill Clinton proclaimed the third Friday in October as National Mammography Day. On this day and throughout the entire month of October, women are encouraged to make a mammogram appointment with their health care provider. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Mammography…

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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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