Topic: heart disease

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Employers Battle the Impact of Employee Obesity

Obesity is considered a top factor in lost productivity at American businesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least one-third of American adults and one-sixth of children are overweight and considered obese.

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Don’t Let Chronic Stress Ruin Your Life

Stress can be a positive experience to help us get through tough situations, deadlines at school or work, health problems, or challenging situations with family or friends. Unfortunately, stress can turn negative when difficult experiences linger over a long period of time.

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The Hidden Costs of Smoking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that more than 20 percent of Americans smoke. On average, smokers spend $1,600 a year for cigarettes.

Connecting Your Heart and Oral Health

Medical professionals have identified a link between coronary heart disease and periodontal disease. In fact, they believe that individuals with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to experience coronary heart disease and strokes.

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Showing Thanks

How do you show your thankfulness on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the year?

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Women Encouraged to Invest in Their Health and Fitness

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – September 29, 2010 – provides an opportunity for women to take a few minutes to evaluate their personal health and fitness and develop a plan to improve, such as making time for regular physical activity or eating more nutritious meals.

Taking Care of Your Heart - Warning Signs

Be Heart Healthy

Heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes are preventable at least 80 percent of the time. The prescription for a healthy heart is to eat nutritious meals and exercise for 30 minutes five days a week.


Take a Rest From Your Labors

Many people cut back on sleep hours, believing that losing an hour or two of sleep won’t make much difference. But, sleep is important for our minds and bodies to work properly. It affects our ability to think clearly and to recall ideas and experiences from the past, and to deal with challenges and stressors encountered throughout the day.


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