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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 13, 2021  |  Oral Cancer Foundation

Each April, several of the nation’s top dental associations join together with the Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness for oral and oropharyngeal cancers. Many dental professionals around the country open their offices to do free screenings to the public during this month each year as well. This is an important reminder to the public that when these cancers are detected and treated early, mortality and treatment related health problems are reduced.

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National Walking Day

April 6, 2021  |  https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-walking-day-first-wednesday-in-april/

The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day and it encourages Americans of all ages to get out and stretch their legs and get their hearts pumping. The American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk.

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Healthy Low Calorie Baked Ziti Recipe

March 31, 2021  |  Joe Duff, The Diet Chef

This isn't your local pizza shops baked ziti my friends. No,no,no,no - this recipe is way better! And that's because this healthy baked ziti is just simply way better for you! The recipe uses Banza's Pasta which is jam packed with protein and fiber. So not only will each serving keep you full, it will help you build muscle too.

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National Kidney Month 2021

March 16, 2021  |  https://www.niddk.nih.gov/

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious condition affecting 37 million people. Often overlooked until symptoms appear, CKD is progressive and can put you at risk for serious health complications including kidney failure. Adopting a healthy lifestyle can help you manage and slow progression of CKD and its complications.

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Meal Plans and How They Help

March 9, 2021  |  familydoctor.org & Kyle Bradford Jones

Eating healthy foods is important to make sure your body gets the nutrients it needs every day. It is also important to stay within your daily calorie goal, whether that's designed to help you lose, gain, or maintain your current weight. Eating healthy foods will help to lower your risk for heart disease and other serious health conditions.

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month-March 2021

March 9, 2021  |  https://nationaltoday.com/national-colorectal-cancer-awareness-month/

According to the American Cancer Society, anyone can develop Colon cancer, but some studied factors are: A diet that's high in red meats (such as beef, pork, lamb, or liver) and processed meats (like hot dogs and deli meat) raises your colorectal cancer risk.

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Is Therapy for Me?

March 2, 2021  |  By John Ramirez, LCSW

What is therapy?
The goal of therapy is to directly address a problem with evidence-based tools and then learn these tools so that you’ll always have them at your disposal.

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7 Health Tips Every Woman Should Take to Heart

February 16, 2021  |   https://www.grmedcenter.com/womens-health/

Many women fall into the habit of taking care of others' health and wellness needs before they take care of their own.

But the fact is that you're actually in a better position to provide care for the people most important to you when you make your own healthcare a top priority.

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Facts About Heart Disease in Women

February 2, 2021  |  www.heart.org

Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk?

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Healthy Banana Muffin Recipe

January 26, 2021  |  By Kayla Itsines

Try this healthy muffin recipe as a more nutritious alternative for when you’re craving something sweet. One of my biggest tips for being healthy is to make your own food as often as you can. Not only do many people find baking really relaxing or therapeutic, but it also gives you control over the ingredients you use!

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