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Indiana Cigarette Tax

Members of the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana coalition have invited public health advocates to express their support of an increase in Indiana’s cigarette tax. The Senate Appropriations Committee will be voting on the state’s budget, HB 1001, March 30. Along with adequate funding for evidence-based treatment services and a comprehensive tobacco prevention program, increasing [...]

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5 Myths About Quitting Smoking

If you or someone you know is thinking about quitting smoking, congratulations!  We want you to know you can quit and stay quit—without excuses!  Here are the top five myths about quitting smoking we hear in the Quit Tobacco Program at HealthNet. Myth 1:  I have to set a quit date. Fact:  Some quit smoking [...]

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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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Know Your Tobacco Products and Help Someone Quit!

When you think of tobacco, you probably think of cigarette smoking.  While cigarettes are the most popular form of tobacco, there are more products available than ever before to keep people addicted to nicotine and tobacco companies in big business.  Many items look so different from traditional tobacco products that you may have seen people [...]

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Having trouble sleeping?

Do you have trouble waking up in the morning?  It may be because you’re having trouble falling asleep at night.  Try out some of these sleeping tips! Stick to a schedule.  Try going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends.  This will help control your body’s internal clock.  [...]

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Great American Smokeout 2015

Today, November 19, communities across the country celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.  On this day, tobacco users are invited to avoid smoking, dipping, or vaping for a day as they learn about resources that can help them stay quit for life.  It also is a great time to offer encouragement to tobacco [...]

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ACA Upheld Again

King v. Burwell History In King v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court had to decide on the newest challenge to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  As stated in my first post, King argued that, as written, the ACA only provides support to states that set up their own exchange.  On the other hand, Burwell [...]

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A New Affordable Care Act Challenge

The United States Supreme Court will soon decide on the newest challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  In the lawsuit (King versus Burwell) King argued that the ACA only supports those buyers from states that set up their own exchange, not to buyers from states, such as Indiana, who did not set up their [...]

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the sacrifices that those who have served and are currently serving our country have made for the common pleasures that we all enjoy but sometimes take for granted. One of the most poignant stories reflecting that sacrifice is the story of Pat Tillman, a former NFL [...]

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Cultivating Leaders – International Coaching Week

Post by Jerome Johnson HealthNet is cultivating leaders and you could be next!  In April, HealthNet’s Senior Leadership Team formed the HealthNet Leadership Academy.  The Academy is comprised of professional coaches who have enjoyed success in business and now have a passion to identify and cultivate leadership within the HealthNet organization.  Imagine my surprise when I was [...]

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