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Need Relief from Pain?

Do you struggle with chronic pain?  While the majority of us experience pain for a limited amount of time, usually associated with a specific event (fall, sporting injury, overuse, poor body mechanics), there are many who experience pain on a regular basis.  Persons with arthritis often experience chronic pain near inflamed or damaged joints.  Like …

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New Year’s Resolutions Part 1: Eat Your Way into the New Year

If you’ve been spending time over the holiday season thinking about making a New Year’s Resolution, healthier eating or dieting may have crossed your mind once or twice.  You’re not alone!  In a Harris Interactive survey, results recently published by Blue Diamond Growers showed that 38% of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions for 2014 will focus …

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Celebrating the Holiday Season

We’re in full swing of holiday seasons.  From Thanksgiving through the start of the New Year, there are many opportunities for family gatherings.  Often, these gatherings are held over shared meals.  Whether you are in the kitchen cooking and baking or enjoying food prepared by others, holiday eating can be a stressor of its own.  …

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Tips from Former Smokers – I’m Ready to Quit!

Have you heard of "Tips from Former Smokers" (Tips) before?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched their first-ever paid national tobacco education campaign in March of 2012; new advertisements were released in April of this year and a third set of advertisements are scheduled to be released in 2014.  This campaign featured …

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New Feature! Self-Management Toolkit

Many people are affected by one or more chronic health condition, such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.  There are also many family members who act as a caregiver for individuals affected by a chronic disease.  Actively engaging in one’s health, through self-management techniques and physical activities, can help to improve …

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5 Ways to Help Manage Diabetes and Better Choices, Better Health – Diabetes

Learning how to manage your diabetes can be a lot of work and may often seem overwhelming. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently posted an article (read in entirety here) describing five things you can do to make living with diabetes seem a bit more manageable. Know your ABC’s. Discuss the numbers with your …

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Free Missouri Tobacco Quitline

The Missouri Tobacco Quitline was highlighted in the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Preventing Chronic Disease.  A peer-reviewed research article "State Quitlines and Cessation Patterns Among Adults with Selected Chronic Diseases in 15 States, 2005-2008" was published in the December 2012, Volume 9 of the Preventing Chronic Disease journal.

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