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Diabetes Awareness Month

November Topic of the Month Diabetes is at the center of a health care epidemic. Twenty-four million people in the US have diabetes, and another 54 million people are at risk for developing it. People with diabetes often have increased thirst, frequent urination and increased hunger, as well as fatigue, blurred vision and weight loss. But, the good news is [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October Topic of the Month: Breast Cancer Awareness Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 American women will battle the disease at some point in their life. The good news is that with early detection and advances in medical technology, breast cancer survivors are living longer and healthier lives than [...]

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How safe are eCigarettes?

Q: Are e-cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes? A: Research on e-cigarettes is preliminary, and evidence is limited. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine in vapor form. E-cigarettes are usually flavored and can contain other additives. Often they are shaped like regular cigarettes, but some e-cigarettes are shaped like objects not associated with smoking such as pens or flashdrives. Proponents [...]

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Laughter and the Mind

Laughter – the best prescription (part 2) If laughter is so great, why isn’t everyone laughing all the time? Join us on June 25 for another amusing lecture on health & laughter. Get the take of leading health experts on the many health benefits of giggles, smiles, and whole belly laughs. Leave the lecture with the best prescription for a [...]

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The Importance of Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? What about too much? A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society highlighted the importance of the right amount of sleep on cognition. Examining sleep habits in a population of older women, scientists found that cognition dropped in subjects who slept less than 5 hours a night, as well in those [...]

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National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and the Grillo Health Information Center would like to help provide information on how to prevent and manage stroke should symptoms appear. What is a stroke? There are two major types of stroke. The most common type-an ischemic stroke, occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked by a clot. A second type [...]

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