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Cholesterol and Your Diet- Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body's cells. It's normal to have cholesterol.
Disease Free...It's a Lifestyle - A healthful eating pattern and lifestyle are your best approaches for staying healthy and preventing disease, or at least slowing its onset.
Eating to Reduce your Risk of Breast and Prostate Cancer- The advice includes: Quit smoking, reduce dietary fat, and eat fortifying food such as broccoli and brussels sprouts.
Fad Diets and Bogus Health Claims- Despite claims, there are no magic bullets or effortless ways to lose weight. The only way to lose weight is to lower caloric intake and/or increase physical activity.
Get a Taste for Good Nutrition! Enjoy Being Active!- Good taste - guilt free!
Lower Your Cancer Risk- Most cancers can be prevented by eating right, being physically active, being a healthy weight and not smoking.
Make Mealtime Family Time- Our lives can get very busy. So busy that having family meals may seem impossible. So here are some tips to help you make meal time family time.
National Women Check- Up Day Fact Sheet- National Women’s Check-Up Day is a nationwide effort, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to encourage women to visit health care professionals to receive regular, preventive check-ups and screenings.
Navigate Your Day With School Breakfast- School breakfast is here to throw you a life-raft and help you navigate the high seas of math class, history, and more.
Overheating in the Summer Sun- Very hot and humid weather causes an increase in internal body temperature ,which places great demands upon the body’s cooling mechanisms.
Overview of West Nile Virus- West Nile Virus is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. It is closely related to St. Louis encephalitis virus which is also found in the United States.
Reducing Heart Attack Risk- The risk of having a heart attack can be reduced even if you already have coronary heart disease or have had a previous attack.
World Food Day- World Food Day (WFD) is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. It is observed annually on October 16, in recognition of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945.



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