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Be A Quitter For One Day!

Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout! Did you know that quitting for just one day can make a big difference in your health? HealthNet’s Tobacco Cessation Coordinator, Stacey Chappell, gives tips on quitting! What is the Great American Smokeout (GASO)? The Great American Smokeout (GASO) is a nationwide event held each year [...]

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The More They Burn, The Better They Learn: Six Ways to Keep Your Kids Active This Fall

Did you know that kids who receive mostly As on their report cards are almost twice as likely to get the recommended daily 60 minutes of physical activity than kids who receive mostly Ds and Fs? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids who perform better in school are more likely to [...]

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Health, Safety and Wellness – What does that look like in YOUR Community?

If money were no object, how would you increase health, safety and wellness in your community? Have you ever thought about it? Through a unique collaboration between the IU School of Medicine, Herron School of Art and Design, IU Health, HealthNet and other organizations, researchers have been asking that question of residents in the Avondale [...]

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National Infant Immunization Week: The Power to Protect

This week marks National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to share the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children under the age of two. Since 1994, NIIW has served as a call to action for parents, caregivers, and health care providers to [...]

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12 Ways To Spring Clean Your Health

From tackling your in-box to tossing expired meds, these little tweaks will refresh your health Ah, spring. The weather is warming up. It’s time to open those windows and start sprucing up around the house. Although many of us don’t think about it, it’s also a great time to spring clean your health. Check out [...]

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Keep Your Kids Sun Safe This Spring!

Ready to spend some time outside, now that the weather is warming up? Learn how to keep your kids sun safe. Most of us Midwesterners have been bundled up all winter. A day at the park or zoo can provide kids the kind of intermittent sun exposure that leads to sunburn. The amount of sunburn [...]

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Can We Become the Healthiest Nation in 1 Generation?

Let’s face it…As a nation we’re not nearly as healthy as we should be. Nearly 900,000 people die each year from causes that can be prevented. For the first time, American children may live shorter lives than their parents. Nearly 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. More than 50 million Americans do not [...]

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

Here’s a statistic that bears repeating: an estimated 40 percent of adults with diabetes don’t know they have it. That’s 4 in 10 people with the disease who are not getting treatment that could prolong their life and protect them from many serious health problems, such as blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart disease, and stroke. [...]

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Eat Right – Your Way, Every Day!

Post Written by Karen Gough, R.D. March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is: “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” which encourages personalizing your own healthy eating style and recognizing food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns which all impact individual food choices. Remember: ALWAYS include the foods that you [...]

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Give A Care About Your Eyes!

Post written by Dr. Jill Buck, O.D. For those of you needing encouragement on keeping some of your New Year’s resolutions, let me help! If losing weight or getting in better physical shape is part of the new and improved you in 2013, here is one more important reason to keep up the good work:  [...]

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