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International Plain Language Day!

Did you know October 13th is International Plain Language Day?  Plain language – or everyday living room language – is communication your audience understands the first time they read or hear it.  They don’t have to go back and try to define words they don’t understand.  Plain language helps you to: find what you need [...]

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Habits for a Healthy Heart!

Did you know that today is World Heart Day? The World Heart Federation celebrates September 29th as World Heart Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, with approximately 17 million annual global deaths (1). There are many simple things you can do to improve your [...]

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Supporting Breastfeeding Families

We just celebrated Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  This seems like a good time to talk about the benefits of breastfeeding and how HealthNet supports breastfeeding families. One of the best ways a mother can protect the health of her baby is to breastfeed.  Babies who are fed nothing but breastmilk from birth through the first 6 [...]

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Health Benefits of Walking

Have you heard the saying, “it’s the little things?”  In the case of walking, it really is! The American Heart Association tells us that walking just 30 minutes a day can help you lose weight, improve your mental health, and lower your risk for some diseases and cancers. Starting a new habit or routine can [...]

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Happy National Nutrition Month!

There is no better time to get rid of your unhealthy eating habits than March, which is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme, “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle” starts at the time when many New Year’s resolutions start to fail.  National Nutrition Month is a great reminder to try and eat a wholesome diet and [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions – Healthy Eating

It’s officially 2015!  After the holidays and all of the goodies and sweets we have eaten, it is normal for us to set New Year’s Resolutions which, for the majority of us, means making goals for weight loss or other issues. Our society is becoming so fast paced that we want things to be taken [...]

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Preparing Yourself to Quit Smoking

It’s no secret that cigarette smoking is harmful to the human body. It’s also rare to come across someone who smokes who hasn’t tried to quit, is trying to quit or plans to quit in the future. In fact the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 70% of people who smoke say they want to [...]

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A Married Couple’s Smoking Cessation Success Story: David Hagan

In 2003, HealthNet launched its Tobacco Cessation Program, designed to give one-on-one support for patients who want to quit smoking. The highly effective program follows the clinical practice guidelines established by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. More than 277 people successfully completed the program last year. Husband and wife, David and Kathy [...]

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Celebrate Men’s Health Month!

Celebrate Men’s Health Month! Show the men in your life that you love them by encouraging them to make their health a priority! According to ABC News, men are more reluctant to go to the doctor than women, which is one of the biggest reasons a man’s life expectancy is six to seven years behind a [...]

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Think Your Hands Are Clean? Think Again!

December 1-7 is officially known as National Handwashing Awareness Week. While handwashing seems like an easy task to figure out, CBS News reported that 95% of people who wash their hands are doing it wrong. You are probably thinking “there’s not a wrong way to wash your hands.” But unfortunately you’d be wrong! “The ‘right way to wash [...]

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