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  • A Guide to Cardiac Rehabilitation

    People say that knowledge is power. That is surely true if you have heart disease. To improve your health and quality of life, you'll probably have to learn new ways to cook, eat, exercise and live. Cardiac rehabilitation is an excellent place to find both the information and inspiration you need. Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program that is meant to reduce the chance of future problems—a heart ...

  • What every Woman can do to Prevent Cervical Cancer

    There are actually three positive things that can be said about cervical cancer: 1. Routine Pap tests have made it a much less deadly cancer today than it once was. 2. It is nearly always treatable when found in its early stages. 3. Many of its risk factors are known and preventable. The cervix is the part of a woman's reproductive system found at the lower end of the uterus. Sperm passes through it to fertilize ...

  • Make Your Resolutions a Lasting Success

    As each year draws to a close, you may find yourself making resolutions to improve your health. But chances are good those well-intentioned proclamations begin to go by the wayside before the new year is even a few weeks old. "It's not hard to make resolutions. But it's very hard to keep them," says Michael Fleming, MD, past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. "It's easy ...

  • New Year, New You: Health Resolutions

    New year, new you, right? Not always. It seems like for all our trying, a lot of us can’t stick to those resolutions we make after the clock strikes midnight. But that doesn’t have to be the case this year! If you make realistic resolutions for yourself, you’ll find that you can end 2019 as optimistically as you started. Make, and go to, your doctor appointments. Whether it’s your annual ...

  • Want to quit smoking? This will boost your chances

    Nov. 15, 2018— It's true: Quitting smoking is easier said than done. But it's definitely doable—and one thing that helps? Tapping into the many stop-smoking tools that are available today. And there's no better time than the Great American Smokeout—Nov. 15 this year—to recommit to quitting. Two (or more) are better than one You probably already know about nicotine replacement ...

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