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Quitters May Not Benefit From Extra Help

November 8, 2013

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Helping a family member or friend to quit smoking is giving for health’s sake. People who decide to quit are more successful with help and support from others. Smokers who want to quit may find it difficult to do so without help. There is plenty of help available many of them are free. There are […]

Smoking Can Cause Blindness-Study

October 30, 2013

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Smoking is one of the five health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the prevention of diseases, Smoking cessation is supported to help people take responsibility for their health. This post is about smoking and its effect on eye health. Tobacco smoke affects many areas of the body making it disease prone, […]

Smoking-A Risk Factor For TB

August 21, 2013

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  “Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease,” World Health Organization(WHO). This makes tuberculosis a communicable disease. There is evidence that tobacco smoking […]

You May Live Longer Where The Air Is Clean

August 11, 2013

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  One of the health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the importance of a healthy lifestyle is air-pollution. The World health Organization (WHO) defines air pollution as, “contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” According to […]

Managing Weight With Diabetes

June 18, 2013

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Being overweight increases your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you are a diabetic and are overweight you are dealing with two health issues. Once diagnosed with diabetes, maintaining good health will require both weight control and disease management. This will require self-care. Because you area diabetic you will require special care to control your […]

NCD’s Top of Americans Heath Concern

June 6, 2013

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Are most Americans pursuing a healthy lifestyle due to health concerns? A recent study done in the USA showed that middle-income earners main health concern is non-communicable diseases.(NCD”s). NCD’s are cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and respiratory diseases. Partcipants of the survey were 1001 Americans age 30-66 with an annual income of $35,000-$99,999. Both men […]

Smoking Tobacco-A Tutorial

May 21, 2013

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Smoking is bad because the nicotine in the tobacco is addictive. When you smoke you feel calm and alert; you experience a temporary mood boost. When the effects wear off your mood is altered and the craving returns. Because of the personal benefits quitting is not easy Tobacco smoke contains about 7, 000 chemicals, about […]

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