Archive | May, 2014

Quitting Smoking: 3 Reasons Why Smokers Don’t Quit

Quitting smoking is not like remodeling your basement or saving for retirement. It’s not something to put off until you can get around to it. Actually, quitting smoking is “the most important behavioral change” you can make to benefit your health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But, quitting smoking is […]

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A to Z Pregnancy Information for Men

Congrats—you’re going to be a dad! But first you’ve got to get through the next few months of pregnancy. Think you have a handle on everything you need to know about pregnancy? Let’s see about that. Here is some A to Z pregnancy information to help you understand what’s going on when the woman in […]

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Exercise… Where Do I Begin?

– Contributed by Tom Stickley, Exercise Physiologist at The EIRMC Wellness Center We live in a world filled with technology and conveniences abounding, so it’s not surprising that many fall short of meeting the minimum standards for physical activity. You may be thinking, “What standard?” For “modest” health benefits, the amount most people should shoot […]

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How Close Are We to Finding a Cure for Cancer?

Cancer. No matter what kind it is or what stage it’s at, the diagnosis can be terrifying. A lot of the fear comes from the fact that while there are many effective ways to treat cancer, there isn’t a cure for cancer. Source: National Cancer Institute http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/all.html Finding a cure for cancer would save more […]

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Is There a Best Age to Get Pregnant?

“You’re 22 and having a baby? Wow, that’s young.” “You’re having a baby now? At 32? You’re at high risk.” It seems like women can’t win when it comes to hitting that elusive best age to get pregnant. But, is there such a thing? Birth rates declined for women in their 20s and increased for […]

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