Tell Everyone and Your Mother

Tell Everyone and Your Mother

Heart Disease  Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a disease in which plaque (plak) builds up on the inner walls of your coronary arteries. These arteries carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is...

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Budget Time for Your Health

Budget Time for Your Health

Eating healthy – lots of fruits and veggies, lean protein, whole grains – doesn’t have to be more expensive. If you shop smart and plan ahead, you’ll be surprised at how much goodness you can haul without breaking the bank. The reality is, many of those ready-made,...

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End Stroke Before it Happens

End Stroke Before it Happens

What is a stroke? Stroke happens when a blood clot or rupture interrupts blood flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rich blood, the brain cells die. Blood Pressure and Stroke Normal blood pressure is below 120/80. Most people who have a stroke have high blood pressure....

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Catch Up on Sleep

Catch Up on Sleep

Good sleep habits (sometimes referred to as “sleep hygiene”) can help you get a good night’s sleep. Some habits that can improve your sleep health: Be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends...

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Wise Choices for Better Gut Health

Wise Choices for Better Gut Health

Your digestive system is busy. When you eat something, your food takes a twisty trip that starts with being chewed up and ends with you going to the bathroom. A lot happens in between. The health of your gut plays a key role in your overall health and well-being. You...

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Need for Clean

Need for Clean

Steps to Safe and Healthy Fruits and Vegetables from the Store to Your Table Fruits and vegetables are healthy to eat. But did you know that harmful germs, like Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, can sometimes be on fruits and vegetables? There are steps that can help...

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Eat More Color!

Eat More Color!

Turns out mom was right. We need to eat our fruits and vegetables. But why are these colorful, nutritious and delicious foods so important? Full of the good. Fruits and vegetables provide many beneficial nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein,...

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Leadership Council for Healthy Communities

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Washington, DC 20011

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