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Baby Be Sun Smart

Did you know that just one blistering sunburn during childhood more than doubles your chances of developing melanoma later in life? Each year, HealthNet’s Health Promotions partners with IU Health Cancer Prevention Services to offer Baby Be Sun Smart. This program is designed to provide mothers of newborns with the education necessary to prevent harmful [...]

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Tomorrow equals ONE YEAR for the Affordable Care Act

One year ago tomorrow, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act. Community Health Centers now serve 23 million patients and provide care for one-fourth of all primary care visits for low-income citizens in our country.  The Affordable Care Act has been one more step towards health centers throughout the nation caring for 40 [...]

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Tips for a Healthy St. Patrick’s Day in Indy!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether it’s the Shamrock Run & Walk, the Greening of the Canal, or the 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, there are LOTS of fun things to do today in Indy. Here are some healthy ideas for celebrating this fun holiday: Walk the parade route. The parade kicks off at North [...]

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Fours are everywhere in March – What about FOUR great things about Health Promotions?

It’s the middle of March!  Meaning that the buzz of the town is all about “FOURS.” Which FOUR teams will make the FINAL FOUR? The excitement of the FIRST FOUR teams playing today and tomorrow. And, all this talk may remind you of the FANTASTIC FOUR! BUT!! Don’t forget FOUR great things about our Health [...]

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Does Indy Give A Care about smoking?

For basketball fans, March is the coveted month for dressing in your favorite college garb, celebrating with fellow alums and cheering on your team. March also brings the Big 10 Conference Tournament to Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. But for some, the celebration also brings the potential exposure to unwanted secondhand smoke. Smoke Free Indy is [...]

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Everybody loves a quitter…

In the technical sense of the word, I have ALWAYS been a smoker, but I didn’t actively start smoking until I was 18. Like many have done in the past, Delorus Alderman started smoking at the age of 18.  It was part of the culture at that time.  There weren’t any laws banning smoking ANYWHERE.  [...]

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Learn 20 tips to fit more activity into your day

Have the cold days of winter left you feeling out of shape? You’re not alone. Join the “feeling unpleasantly plump” club that, according to a joint report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, includes a startling 29 percent of Indiana adults. Indiana’s adult obesity rate was at 28.1 percent [...]

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10 Tips to Stay Healthy On A Budget

You can enjoy a healthy lifestyle with a manageable amount of expense. Here are some ways to take care of your health without breaking the bank, thanks to HealthNet’s Health Promotions staff: Grow your own fruits and vegetables in your yard, patio containers, or a community garden space. Use store brand instead of name brand [...]

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This baby won’t stop crying! Learn what to do–and what not to do!–in that all-too-familiar situation

You can soothe your fussy baby in minutes – and help a teenage mom living in inner-city Indy learn to do the same. You knew your baby would cry. But, did you know how frustrating that crying would be when you tried everything to comfort your baby, and she just kept crying? Dealing with a [...]

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