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January 25, 2018

2 Chronic Conditions That Can Cause Cancer

New research suggests that nearly 6% of cancers (792,600 cancer cases) can be at least partly attributed to obesity and diabetes. The study, which was published online on The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology website, states that diabetes and a high body mass index (greater than 25) are both associated with a higher risk of certain cancers and are increasing in prevalence.
December 21, 2017

Fight the Flu with These Simple Tips

The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity peaks between December and February.
December 13, 2017

Flu Season is Here: Is Your Business Prepared?

The fall and winter months signal the arrival of peak flu season. While the seasonal flu viruses can be detected throughout the year in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the majority of cases occur between December and February. Each year, seasonal influenza has a marked impact on employers. Seasonal flu can cause increased absenteeism, decreased productivity and higher health care costs. As an employer, you are well-positioned to help keep your employees healthy and minimize the flu’s impact on your business. The CDC recommends the following strategies for employers to help fight the flu.
November 15, 2017

18 Encouraging Tips if You’re Trying to Quit

Looking to quit? Here are 18 tips to encourage you through the process...
November 9, 2017

Gravity encourages tobacco-free living during the American Cancer Society “Great American Smokeout” on November 16

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Gravity wants to help the people in our community to be healthy and happy. During this year’s Great American Smokeout, we hope everyone will join us – and encourage their friends, family and colleagues to join us – in committing or recommitting to year-around, tobacco-free lives.
November 7, 2017

Start Planning Today for a Stress-free Holiday Season

While the holiday season brings joy and togetherness, it can also bring stress for many individuals and families. Top holiday stressors include staying on a budget, managing multiple commitments and finding the perfect gift. Fortunately, by getting organized and planning out what you can ahead of time, you can help reduce your holiday stress.
November 1, 2017

American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month, which occurs every November, aims to raise awareness of the growing public health crisis of diabetes. More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. Moreover, according to the National Diabetes Prevention Program, 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes. People who have prediabetes are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, have a 50% higher risk for cardiovascular disease and may already be experiencing adverse health effects.
September 28, 2017

Iconic landmarks turn red for World Heart Day: Friday 29 September 2017

This year, on 29 September, WHF is urging people to take action by sharing heart healthy tips and attending iconic illumination events. We can all 'share the power' and inspire our families, friends and communities around the world to make the small lifestyle changes that can make a powerful difference to heart health. Today, CVD is responsible for claiming 17.5 million lives a year, and by 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million. Globally, 1 in 10 people aged 30-70 die prematurely from CVD, including heart disease and stroke, but the good news is that at least 80% of these premature deaths could be avoided or postponed.
July 10, 2017

Do You Know Seizure First Aid?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 people may have a seizure in their lifetime. A seizure is a change in the brain’s electrical activity that can cause a variety of symptoms, including violent shaking, falling and losing bodily control. However, because there are different types of seizures, symptoms can vary.