Posts Tagged: tobacco cessation

Harmful effects of smoking continues to sweep Kentucky

Kentucky continues to have one of the highest rates of incidence and deaths from lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung cancer is usually not detected until the signs and symptoms are present, when the patient is already at a more advanced stage. The key to fight this disease is prevention and early detection. Smoking and secondhand smoke (nonsmokers…
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Be good to your heart

It’s American Heart Month, and when we think about “getting healthy” in the new year, a prime concern should be taking care of your heart. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, is the No. 1 killer of women and men in the United States, according to a 2014 report from…
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5 health resolutions to make in the new year

Resolutions don’t have to unreachable goals. If improving or increasing health habits is on your mind, consider making one of these healthy habits a goal of yours in 2015. 1)      Drink more water. Water helps you stay hydrated and is vital to your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, water helps…
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Breathe easy – learn more about COPD

Breathing is essential to life. Which is why it is important to be aware of COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  November is COPD Awareness Month, and Kentucky bears a particularly high burden with the disease, with the highest adult prevalence rate in the country. More than 9 percent of the state’s adult population is…
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