March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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This month, we want to draw awareness to colon cancer.  Simply keeping people informed about the risks and preventative measures associated with colon cancer can save lives.  More than half of deaths caused by colon cancer could be prevented if all people over the age of 50 received regular screenings. What is Colon Cancer? As

7 Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

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February, National Heart Month, is the perfect time to start embracing good habits to keep your heart healthy.    Adjusting a few simple parts of your lifestyle can go a long way in ensuring that your heart is functioning at its best.  So, here are 7 things you can start doing now to improve or maintain

5 Preventative Tips to Avoid Getting the Flu

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Flu season is in full swing, and this year’s most prevalent strain, H3N2, is an unwanted interruption to daily life and a lousy way to have to spend several days. So what can you do to avoid the tell-tale symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, and body aches? Here are 5 preventative

Diabetes – A Statewide Problem

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Georgia is located deep in the diabetes belt—an area that stretches across most of the South, where diabetes is more common than anywhere else in the United States. It’s estimated that one in seven Georgians have diabetes. In a healthy person, the pancreas automatically produces the right amount of insulin, a substance that allows cells

Small Steps to a Healthier You

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Take Small Steps to a Healthier You

It can take up to three months to adjust to a new healthy habit, whether it’s exercising regularly or eating right. Consider selecting one of the goals below to get started and, once it’s become part of your daily routine, choose another. Rethink what goes on your plate. Can’t give up that burger at lunch?