• Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot (vaccine) every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness. But sometimes, the flu can be dangerous or even deadly. The flu: Is linked to

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  • Healthy Snacks

    Snacks don’t need to be unhealthy. There are plenty of options for healthy snacks that give your kids important nutrients and help control hunger between meals. Try these healthy snack ideas. “Ants on a log” (celery with peanut butter and raisins) Fresh or canned fruit (canned in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat yogurt

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  • Keep Your Heart Healthy

    Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Eat healthy. Get active. Stay at a healthy weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) and blood pressure.

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  • Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes (“dy-ah-BEE-teez”) is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like: Blindness Nerve damage Kidney disease Heart disease Stroke The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes, including: Watching your weight Eating healthy

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  • Heart-Healthy Foods

    When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Follow these tips for heart-healthy eating: Eat less saturated and trans fat. Stay away from fatty meats, fried foods, cakes, and cookies. Cut down on sodium (salt). Look for the low-sodium or “no salt added” types of canned soups, vegetables, snack foods, and lunch meats.

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  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to

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