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Fall Prevention Awareness Week

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is calling out to all people with one message this week…. Falling down is not a normal part of aging. Falls Prevention Awareness Week, observed from September 21-25, 2020, is designed to spotlight the Read More
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Truth Initiative

This is Quitting is a free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping. The first-of-its-kind text messaging program incorporates messages from other young people who have attempted to, or successfully quit, e-cigarettes. Truth’s messages show Read More
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The Rural Health Information Hub has recently released their evidence-based, easy to use Rural Food Access Toolkit. Compiled of promising models and helpful resources, this toolkit aims to support any organization implementing food access programs in rural communities across the Read More
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What is IAQ? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Health concerns from indoor air pollutants may be experienced right after exposure Read More
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This is a chance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.  In observance of NIAM, Connections IN Health is spreading the word about the importance of vaccines for those Read More
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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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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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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

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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