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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 […]

Watching TV Can Be Bad For Your Health

October 10, 2013

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Physical activity may be more important than you think.  For example. even if you work out at the gym several times a week, your health is still at risk if the rest of your day is spent watching TV. According to a research study. every hour spent watching  television puts you at risk for heart disease, […]

Elevated Blood Pressure- A Risk For Dementia

September 30, 2013

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Researchers have  found another good reason for preventing high blood pressure, they believe that low blood pressure may be the answer to preventing dementia. Scarring known as white matter lesions were found in the brains of women with high blood pressure.  According to the  experts white matter acts as the brain telephone network,  but  a […]

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 […]

Exercise May Reduce Anger InOverweight Children

June 30, 2013

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There are many health benefits for children who exercise regularly, benefits such as better health and the prevention of obesity. It has also been associated with reducing aggression and anxiety. A study done  at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine has shown that it reduces anger in overweight, but otherwise healthy children. For […]

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 […]

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