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Head-Turning Facts About the Costs of Alcohol Abuse

Excessive use of alcohol is a worldwide problem The dollar cost to the United States in 2010 was $249 billion A CDC 2015 report states alcohol poisoning is responsible for six deaths every day in the ...
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5 Surprising Food Swaps for Healthy Hearts

These simple changes can boost heart health - without sacrificing flavor. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States -- one in four deaths are caused by cardiovascular ...
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Caring for Our Caregivers

Our caregivers give of themselves every hour of their workday. But who takes care of the caregivers, making sure they stay healthy? St. Joseph Health offers its employees a wide variety of wellness ...
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5 Healthy New Year's Resolutions (That Don't Involve Losing Weight)

Forget those last 10 pounds--there are plenty of other New Year's resolutions aside from weight loss that offer great health benefits for you (and in one case, for others). 1. Wear sunscreen every ...
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We're Helping Hearts Here, There and Everywhere

Here's a look at just a few of the outstanding cardiology programs throughout St. Joseph Health. You depend on your heart to keep a steady beat. But sometimes hearts need help. That’s why ...
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Why Coconut Oil Lost Its Superfood Status

The American Heart Association’s recent warning about coconut oil consumption probably gave many people pause—it’s been promoted as a healthy oil for use in everything from baked ...
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School Health Ed Should Teach ABCs of Mental Health, Parents Say

Throughout the decades, school health education programs have grown and expanded to encompass the many issues facing American children: anti-smoking initiatives, drug and alcohol prevention, sex ...
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Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness

In the past few years, prominent celebrities have come forward to talk about their struggles with mental illness. Lady Gaga talked openly about suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome following ...
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It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child: How to Prevent, Identify and Report Child Abuse

The tiny baby suffered brutal injuries, including broken ribs and bleeding in the brain. It didn’t take long for caregivers at Covenant Children’s to determine the infant had been severely ...
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Is There Science Behind the Mental Healing of Meditation?

The short answer is yes. Meditation has been around for thousands of years, and many studies have shown that it can help to improve focus and relieve mental states such as stress and worry. Our brains ...
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