Health News
What Can I Do About Morning Sickness?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Unlike its name, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy can happen at any time of day.  It is a normal (although unpleasant) side effect of some pregnancies that is most common in the first 16 weeks.  About half of all pregnant women experience it.  While we do not know the cause, it seems to be related to the rising levels of the pregnancy hormone hCg which peaks at about 8-10 weeks gestation. 

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Quitting Smoking: The Smart Choice
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Read more...One of the most difficult topics to address with patients is one that seems to be a no-brainer: quitting smoking. For years, many governmental agencies have pushed public service campaigns aimed at stemming the tide of tobacco use. And to some extent, these attempts have been successful: in the last 50 years, adult smoking rates have fallen from 43% to 18% of the population, and lung cancer rates are steadily declining.

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Dark Chocolate is Healthy for You!
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Good news! Chocolate is actually good for you if you eat the right kind and amount. According to many recent studies, dark chocolate is a powerful antioxidant, that may also reduce your blood pressure!

Now, this doesn't mean to throw your good diet habits to the wind and go on a chocolate binge. You must still manage your total caloric intake and cut calories elsewhere if you decide to indulge, but
overall, high percentage dark chocolate is a healthy treat.

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February is American Heart Month!
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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February is American Heart Month, where we focus on heart health and heart disease prevention. Heart disease is a major killer of men and women, so we need to take extra care of our hearts all year round! What have you done recently to keep your heart beating steady? Are you exercising? Walking instead of driving? Eating better? Smoking Less?

Here are some great events and opportunities available through Kennedy Health System to help keep you on the road to a healthy heart.

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Beat the Winter Blues!
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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January is Mental Wellness Month. During these cold, low sunlight months, it's a great idea to keep moving forward and stay positive! Seasonal depression can affect people of all ages and backgrounds, but with mindfulness and positive mentality, these cold months can be warm as any other! Check out these class offerings that Kennedy Health System offers in January, to help you beat the winter blues!
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