You are not alone if you can’t imagine starting your day without a cup of coffee. But is this a healthy or harmful habit? Maybe your doctor told you to cut down on your caffeine intake. Learn more about cutting back on caffeine to help you live a healthier, happier life.
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Importance of taking care of heart health

Your heart beats about 2.5 billion times over your lifetime, pumpinging millions of gallons of blood to and from your entire body. Blood carries essential oxygen and nutrients and removes waste products. Your heart is a “vital organ,” meaning that if it stops, all essential functions in the body stop, some instantly.
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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is designated by the United States Congress as Cervical Health Awareness Month. More than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year.

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In the United States, approximately 1.2 million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). About one in seven of these people don’t know they have the virus. HIV was first identified in 1981, though it was infecting humans for much longer prior to 1981. 

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What is Diabetes?

Glucose is in your food and drinks and ideally gives your cells energy. Insulin is a hormone produced in your body to guide the glucose into your cells to provide that energy. Diabetes is a disease in which your glucose level (your blood sugar) becomes too high due to your body’s inability to make insulin or use it effectively. Without enough or any insulin, the glucose you ingest stays in your blood. 

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High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer.” People with high blood pressure usually have no warning signs or symptoms, so they don’t know they have it. All the while, it’s damaging vital organs in the body.

Your heart never stops working, pumping blood through your arteries to be carried throughout your whole body. The blood inside your arteries puts pressure on the walls of the arteries. This is called blood pressure. 

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It is summer and that means being outside, grilling burgers, eating potato salad and having pool parties. But summer fun also comes with burn treatment, increased cases of food poisoning, and pool-related accidents.

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. There are different types of prostate cancer. Most often prostate cancer grows slowly and stays inside the prostate gland. In these cases, it may not spread and cause harm to other parts of your body and may need little or no treatment. However, some prostate cancers are more likely to spread quickly and cause serious harm.

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As the United States becomes more diverse, minority populations grow as well. Despite the increasing need for equality in healthcare, gaps in minority health compared to other groups are still noticeable. April is Minority Health Month, making it the perfect time to highlight and explore conditions that may affect you or people you know.

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Eating a healthy diet can make you feel good and help fight against chronic diseases and conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. A healthy diet can also give your immune system a boost. Eating healthy can be a challenge if you don’t know exactly what that means. In general, it is important to eat a wide variety of foods. Fruits, vegetables, dairy (or non-dairy alternatives), protein and whole grains are all important pieces of a healthy diet. Another part of eating healthy is making sure that you are getting the necessary vitamins, nutrients and minerals. One essential nutrient that might be missing from your diet is fiber.

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