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MyPlate-MyWins!

MyPlate, MyWins is all about finding a healthy eating style that works for your family and fits with your everyday life. The MyPlate icon is a reminder to make healthy choices from each of the five food groups, and thereRead More
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Child Asthmatics and COVID-19

Parents of children with asthma may have concerns about how COVID-19 could affect their child. Children with asthma tend to have more severe symptoms from respiratory diseases like the flu. However, there are no indications that this is always theRead More
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Benefits of Quitting Tobacco

The World Health Organization and Connections IN Health are focusing on tobacco use prevention among youth and raising awareness on the importance of how and why the industry seeks to attract young people. We need to be as healthy asRead More
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Eating Out with Food Allergies

Eating at a restaurant, bakery, cafeteria, or fast food establishment can be an enjoyable and convenient experience. However, if you have food allergies, it’s imperative that every precaution has been taken to ensure the food being served is safe. PersonsRead More
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Heart Disease, Allergies, and COVID-19

Seasonal allergy symptoms may be concerning because of widespread COVID-19 cases, especially for people with heart disease. Here are common symptoms to help distinguish between allergies and COVID-19. Allergy symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. Allergy symptoms mayRead More
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Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times

The past few weeks have been stressful and full of changes— from loss of social connections, interrupted routines, to fears and rumors spreading faster than COVID-19 itself. People with autism may need more support to understand news, process their feelings,Read More
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Air Pollution and COVID-19

Air pollution is harmful to everyone’s health. It can be especially dangerous for those who have asthma because it can trigger asthma attacks.  Early studies have suggested that high levels of air pollution may be linked to worse outcomes fromRead More
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What are Food Allergies?

During food allergy action month, Connections IN Health wants you to know the facts surrounding food allergies and how you may be able to help one of the 32 million Americans with food allergies.  A food allergy is an immuneRead More
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Asthma and Stress

Stress can be an asthma trigger. Here are ways to reduce stress while at home. Practice deep breathing exercises regularly. Learn why breathing exercises are important and how to complete them from the American Lung Association. Exercise every day. IfRead More
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May is Stroke Awareness Month!

Do you know the signs of stroke? The Connections IN Health coalition, the Cardiovascular and Diabetes Coalition of Indiana (CADI), is partnering with the Indiana State Department of Health, the Indiana American Heart Association, the Indiana American Stroke Association, andRead More
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