The Importance of Childhood Nutrition and Wellness

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

Child Nutrition

Keeping a child healthy is a top priority for all parents. It begins before birth with the mother’s prenatal care and continues after the baby is born. Encouraging a healthy diet for your child is essential in aiding in your child’s growth and development as well as promoting a good defense against obesity and childhood diseases such as diabetes. Continue reading

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon and/or rectum—is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States according to the National Cancer Institute1. This year, an estimated 95,000 Americans will be diagnosed, and nearly 50,000 will die from it2. Continue reading

The Link Between Hypertension and Heart Disease

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

High blood pressure (hypertension) is frequently referred to as the “silent killer.” It occurs when the blood within your blood vessels cannot travel freely, increasing pressure inside the vessel. High blood pressure can significantly increase your risks of developing other conditions, such as heart disease. Therefore, it is important to be diagnosed, obtain effective treatment and take the necessary steps to control your blood pressure to lower your risk of heart disease. You can increase your chances of effectively managing your hypertension by knowing the facts.  Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: Tobacco Cessation

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Making a New Year’s resolution can be one of the positive things about starting a new year. If you are one of the nearly 7 in 101 smokers in the United States who want to quit, make a resolution to get started in 2017. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, and quitting now can cut your risk and leave you feeling stronger and healthier. Continue reading

A Guide to Women’s Wellness for 2017

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

We recently welcomed in the New Year—one that we hope is filled with opportunity. You might have already defined your goals and set a plan, but we recommend you seriously consider adding ‘take charge of your health’ to the top of your list!  Making it a priority to schedule your well health visits is the perfect place to start; and while doing so, be sure to remember to add your women’s wellness checkup to your list. Continue reading