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5 Diet Resolutions

1. Take Small Steps

  • Vow to add a piece of produce to your brown bag lunch daily.
  • Designate a day as fish day.
  • Package up a single serving of your favorite whole-grain cereal, then treat it as your midmorning snack.

2. Water, Water, Everywhere

  • Drink one glass first thing in the morning,before you brush your teeth.
  • Tempted by more soda? Another glass of wine? Drink a cup of water with a splash of your favorite beverage in it first.

3. Go for the Gold...and Red...and Purple

Colorful produce is packed with disease-fighting plant compounds.

  • Designate a color-a-day ...

Cervical Cancer / Pap Tests

Cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent preventable, yet according to the American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2011:

  • About 12,710 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed.
  • About 4,290 women will die from cervical cancer.

Some researchers estimate that non-invasive cervical cancer (carcinoma in situ) occurs about 4 times more often than invasive cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Then, between 1955 and 1992, the cervical cancer death rate declined by almost 70%. The main ...

Healthy Hearts

Everyday Heart Health Tips

Make one or more of the following tips part of your everyday routine this winter. You will be surprised how quickly increasing physical activity – even a little bit – can make a big difference in your overall wellbeing and outlook. Your heart will thank you with improved function and a longer life.

  • Take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator at school or the mall. Just start with one flight. Soon, you’ll be ready for two.
  • Park your car at the far end of the parking lot. The short walk to and from the store ...

Preventing Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, 79 million Americans have been diagnosed with a condition called “Pre Diabetes”. People use other terms to refer to Pre Diabetes such as “borderline diabetes” or “a touch of sugar”. Pre Diabetes is a condition in which your body is not able to properly use the insulin your pancreas makes to maintain blood sugar control resulting in a continuous elevation of sugar in the bloodstream. The diagnosis of Pre Diabetes is usually determined by a fasting blood sugar level range of 101-125. When left untreated, Pre Diabetes can progress to diabetes within 10 years ...

10 Winter Health Risks

Here's how to help your body deal with cold weather ailments.

Colds

You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly. This destroys germs that you may have picked up from touching surfaces used by other people.

Top tip: If you get a cold, use disposable tissues instead of cloth handkerchiefs to avoid constantly re-infecting your own hands.

Sore Throat

Sore throats are common in winter and are almost always caused by viral infections. There’s some evidence that changes in temperature, such as going from a warm, centrally heated room to the icy outdoors, can also affect ...

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