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4 ways to stay healthy this summer (and still enjoy the summer weather)

Posted by Jake Mayes on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Summer is in full swing and with it comes a host of great outdoor activities. However, this sunny season also opens the door to some serious health risks if you’re not careful. Here are some ways to keep your body safe this summer, while still enjoying the wonderful weather. Stay Hydrated A relatively simple, yet significantly overlooked safety tip for enjoying the summer weather is to stay hydrated by making sure you drink plenty of water. If ...

Couch to 5K: Week one

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy on July 29th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I did it! With a little bit of perseverance and a lot of dragging from my partner in crime Clifford, I made it through week one of the Couch to 5k program. Break Down: The brisk five minute walk in the beginning was no problem because I am used to walking with Clifford every morning. Once we got into the 60-second jog and 90-second walk, reality started to hit. By about the fourth 60-second jog, I was ...

U.S. smoking rate drops to 18 percent

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The nation’s smoking rate for adults has dipped to 18 percent after a seven year stall, according to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The new report is from a survey of about 35,000 U.S. adults, in which participants were asked to identify themselves as smokers if they had smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime. The rate was only 9 percent for people ages 65 and older, but about ...

AMA declares obesity a disease

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The nation’s largest physicians group, the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially declared obesity a disease. Supporters of the disease classification believe this decision could lead to improvements in obesity prevention and treatment by spurring health insurers and the government to fund anti-obesity services and getting doctors to pay more attention to the condition. Opponents of the decision say obesity is more a risk factor for other conditions than a disease. Critics are also concerned ...