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Did you know...you have to be careful when finding health information online?

The Internet is a great resource to learn about health, but sometimes what you find online may be confusing or inaccurate. Here are some tips to make sure you are getting trustworthy health information online.

Did you know... there are many different products that can help you quit smoking?

Nicotine is the main "ingredient" in cigarettes that makes people become addicted. When it comes time to quit smoking, it is the nicotine that our bodies crave the most, and the lack of nicotine that makes our bodies feel badly.

Did you know…that prescription directions and stickers can help you take your medicine the right way?

The labels on your prescription medications can be confusing. Many people don't understand parts of the written instructions that come with their medicine, so they may not take it the right way.  Follow these tips next time you pick up your medication from the pharmacy to be sure you know how to take your medicine the right way:

Did you know…cheap food is often unhealthy?

Eating a diet that does not have enough healthy vegetables and fruits causes a lot of health problems.  And, while unhealthy foods are often cheap to buy, they can be expensive to our health over the long run.

Did you know…there’s a connection between high fructose corn syrup and obesity?

Did you know that Americans ate next to no high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) before 1970? Today, the average American eats 60 pounds of HFCS a year. That is a big change in only four decades for a product where we are still unsure of the long-term health effects.

Did you know…diuretics can reduce high blood pressure?

Diuretic drugs, sometimes called "water pills," are commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), edema and glaucoma.

Did you know…understanding the common side effects of high blood pressure medications can help you talk to your health care provider?

It is important that people who are being treated for high blood pressure (hypertension) take their medications exactly as directed by their health care provider.

Did you know.... getting a little sun is actually good for you?

As you may already know, getting too much sun is not good for you because it can cause skin cancer. However, spending some time in the sun is actually good for you because it helps your body make an important vitamin called Vitamin D!

Did you know…you probably aren’t getting enough fiber?

Eating enough fiber is a powerful way to keep you healthy, read on to see how.

What is fiber anyway?

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