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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.
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.
June 12, 2017

Shop for Seasonal Produce This Summer

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends that you consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day. Although this varies by age, sex and level of physical activity, it is a good recommendation to live by to build a healthy dietary base.
May 17, 2017

Spring Allergy Alleviation

Springtime allergies are an annual nuisance for many people. Mold growth increases due to rain and many plants begin releasing pollen. Likewise, spring-cleaning activities can stir up dust mites. To reduce your allergies, be sure to take the following steps...
May 12, 2017

Age Well in the Workplace

One in every 5 American workers is over 65, and by 2020, 1 in 4 American workers will be over 55, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
May 5, 2017
FDA Moves to Regulate the Sale of E-cigarettes

A Breath of Fresh Air

Cigarette smoking is a life-threatening habit, decried by every major health organization across the globe. The tobacco epidemic is so pervasive that the World Health Organization (WHO) supports World No Tobacco Day, held annually on May 31. This day is meant to “demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries,” according to the WHO website.
March 19, 2017

Are You Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. Consuming enough calcium is critical for keeping your bones and teeth strong and for maintaining the function of your nerves, heart and muscles.