Health Tips for Living Well

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The Perks of Quitting Smoking: An Hour-by-Hour Guide
For the one in five Americans who smoke, quitting isn’t easy. Now, there’s even more evidence the struggle is worth it: A recent study showed women who succeed in quitting may gain up to 10 extra years of life. learn more

What are antibiotics?
Antibiotics are strong medicines that can stop some infections and save lives. When they aren't used the right way, antibiotics can cause more harm than good. You can protect yourself and your family by knowing when you should use antibiotics and when you should avoid them. learn more 

What You Should Know About Cholesterol
If you think that cholesterol and heart disease are "men's problems," you're making a dangerous mistake. Although the female hormone estrogen helps to regulate cholesterol, your body stops making estrogen at menopause, removing your protection against heart disease. And because your cholesterol can be high even before menopause, it's a concern that no woman can afford to ignore. learn more 

What are Food Allergies?
Food allergies occur from eating something that your body is sensitive to. Common symptoms are swelling around the mouth, an itchy red rash, hives and vomiting or diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions are LIFE-THREATENING. This reaction is called anaphylaxis, or allergic shock. It can cause the mouth and throat to swell and difficulty with breathing and swallowing. learn more

What should I know about a high fiber diet?
A high fiber diet means eating foods that have a lot of fiber. Fiber is the part of fruits, vegetables, and grains not broken down by your body. A high fiber diet will make your stool firmer. Your care giver may want you to eat more fiber if you have diverticulosis or irritable bowel syndrome. This diet will help if you have constipation, high cholesterol, or diabetes. learn more

Weight Loss Tips
Weighing too much is not good for your health. You may get heart trouble, high blood pressure, diabetes, or other problems if you are overweight. A calorie is a unit of energy that your body gets from food. If you eat more calories than you need, they are stored as fat. The best way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories and become more active. You burn more calories with regular exercise. Fewer of these calories are then stored as fat. learn more


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