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In the past, very limited research existed on the relationship between food insecurity and children’s adiposity (obesity) and diet, as well as how it varies between demographics in the US. This changed in September of 2019 when The Journal of Read More
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What Do YOU Know About Diabetes?

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The American Diabetes Association states that Diabetes is growing at an “epidemic rate” in the United States. According to the 2018 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. Of this Read More
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If allergies and asthma impact you or a loved one’s life, you may be looking for opportunities to help. The Allergy & Asthma Center is here to help. Below is a list of simple, yet effective, opportunities to spread awareness Read More
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World Hepatitis Day is July 28th!

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In honor of World Hepatitis Day, Connections IN Health is spreading the word to find the “missing millions.” Worldwide, there are 325 million people living with Hepatitis. However, 290 million of these people are completely unaware of their infection. Hepatitis Read More
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Face Mask 101

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There are many ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) including practicing social distancing, staying home, and washing your hands properly. Wearing a cloth face covering in public is another key tactic for slowing the spread. According to Read More
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The simple truth is that a stroke can occur to anyone, at any time, and at any place.  However, some summer habits can increase the risk of stroke as well as make you less likely to recognize the symptoms. In Read More
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Do Emotions Impact My Asthma?

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Strong emotions are part of life. We laugh, we get angry, we fear, we get excited. How we manage these emotions, on the other hand, is up to us. Strong emotions are well-known triggers of asthma. The emotion itself is Read More
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What Summer means for those with Asthma

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July brings heat and humidity. For many, this can mean an overly hot day of gardening or an extra sunny barbeque. For those with asthma, a hot and humid July day means asthma symptoms. There are several asthma triggers, and Read More
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What are Social Determinants of Health?

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Healthy People 2020 highlights the importance of addressing “social determinants of health” by including “Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all” as one of its four goals for the decade. But, what does this mean? “Social Read More
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Cancer & COVID-19

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The Connections IN Health team is dedicated to supporting all those who have or are affected by cancer. We know that these are troubling times and want to make sure that you and your loved ones have the most up Read More

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