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Did you know... there are important immediate and long-term benefits of quitting smoking?

Did you know... there are important immediate and long-term benefits of quitting smoking

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Did you know... "generic” drugs have the SAME active ingredients as “brand name” drugs?

When a drug company discovers a new drug, they often patent this new drug so that no other company can produce the same drug. This is called a brand name drug. Once this patent expires, other drug companies can make the generic drug, which has the same active ingredients as the brand name drug.

Did you know…if you have Medicaid insurance there may be restrictions on your prescriptions?

My doctor just gave me a new prescription --do I have to bring it to the pharmacy right away?

  • No, but you should have it filled as soon as you can
  • Medicaid will only pay for the prescription if it is filled within 60 days of the original date
  • After 60 days, Medicaid considers the prescription to be expired and you will need a new one

Did you know...you can make your fast food meal healthier?

Fast food chains are known for their cheap eats, great taste and unhealthy menus. Here are some tips to make your next visit to your favorite fast food chain a healthier one.

1. Reconsider fried. Any food with the word "fried" or "crispy" in it puts you at a greater risk for heart disease and high blood cholesterol. This includes chicken nuggets, French fries, popcorn shrimp, etc. (You know.. the good stuff!)

Did you know...May is National Stroke Awareness Month? Do you know the signs?

What is a stroke?

It's what happens when blood stops flowing to the brain. Usually a blood clot is responsible for blocking flow of blood, but a stroke can also be the result of a broken blood vessel that bleeds into the brain. Without blood, brain cells start to die within minutes.

Did you know…that many of our everyday household cleaners are toxic?

Many of us believe that the stronger the smell of the cleaning product, the cleaner our homes will be. However, many of our favorite household cleaners, such as Clorox, that have very strong smells are the worst for our bodies because that scent is the smell of dangerous toxic chemicals!

Did you know… you can make your own cleaning products?

Commercial cleaning products, such as Windex, Clorox, and Formula 409 have many toxic chemicals that are bad for our health. They can cause cancer, asthma, skin and respiratory irritation, and indoor pollution.

Did you know…the less processed food is, the better it is for you?

Processed food. A processed food is one that is no longer in its natural or original state. The ways that food can be processed include: Canning, freezing, refrigeration, and dehydration (drying, such as dried fruit and powdered milk). Processing allows food to last longer and to be easier to transport.

Did you know… there are things you can do to lower your cholesterol!

Has your doctor told you that your cholesterol is high? If s/he has, the good news is that there are things you can do to bring it down!

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