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National Public Health Week Highlights Need for Continued Health Improvement

This week marks the 20th anniversary of National Public Health Week, an annual event dedicated to improving the health of the American public. And for the record, we're not doing so great. Ask many people where the United States ranks in terms of health and you're likely to hear that that we're the healthiest in the world (We're America after all, right? We're always #1!). But if you ask someone immersed in the public health world, we know that such a perception is dramatically incor… [Read More]

“Eating Well” During National Public Health Week

Today's National Public Health Week theme is "Eat Well." Eating well starts with knowing what a healthy meal looks like, but for many people, this is a challenge. In our supersized world of larger portions and convenience foods, finding healthy options and preparing a healthy meal almost feels like a special occasion.  And it shouldn't be. Despite efforts to promote dietary guidelines and healthy eating, public health messages seem to be falling on deaf ears and full plates of les… [Read More]

Get Out Ahead…of Preventable Diseases

Sweeping changes to the U.S. health care system are stressing the importance of getting ahead of preventable diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. The Affordable Care Act  puts the management of health care into the hands of the consumer, providing tools to make more informed decisions regarding the management of health and health care. Additionally, the law now requires health insurance plans to include … [Read More]


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