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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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Disease Is Not Your Destiny
Monday, January 06, 2014
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One of the most difficult things about practicing medicine is convincing my patients that they have the power to overcome their family’s past medical history. I’m sure that many of you -- upon being diagnosed with diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure -- have uttered the words, “Well, it runs in my family, so I guess there’s nothing I can do about it.” This is the furthest thing from the truth!

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Understanding Diabetes: Part 3 of a Three-Part Series
Thursday, December 19, 2013

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In the last two articles for this column, I discussed the development of diabetes and some of the common preventive and screening measures used by physicians to monitor the disease. For the third and final column in this series, I would like to review the most common treatments for Type 2 diabetes.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Healthy Recipes
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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These healthy recipe ideas are sure to not leave behind leftovers at your next holiday meal! As great tasting alternatives to the standard, higher fat versions, they will make it easier to cut a little fat out of your holiday diet
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