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Wellness & Prevention Newsletter Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Wellness & Prevention Newsletter Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preventative Measures Matter

Take Action to Beat Heart Disease

If you’re at risk for heart disease, we have good news for you. Many people can take steps to significantly reduce their chances of developing it. Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems. Click here to read more on what you can do.

Nutrition's Role in Disease Prevention

Evidence is mounting that a healthy diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat--or don't eat--may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes. With this in mind, here's how to use your diet to help reduce your risk of disease.

Understanding Your Response to Stress

Any change in your life can lead to stress. This includes even pleasurable activities, such as vacations or new forms of recreation. You can also be in a stressful situation such as a difficult job or a long-term illness of a spouse. If you think you might be experiencing stress, this assessment may help you identify its effects on you.

Cholesterol Screening




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Calcium Is Critical

Calcium is an important mineral that helps keep bones and teeth strong and helps maintain proper function of the heart, muscles and nerves, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Good sources of calcium include low-fat or nonfat milk, low-fat cheese and low-fat yogurt; dark green leafy vegetables; nuts; and calcium-fortified foods, such as orange juice, cereal, bread, soy beverages and tofu.

Excess Weight and Health Problems

Being overweight can lead to a number of health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These health problems include:
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis