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Friday, April 20, 2018

Organ Donation Essentials

This Wellness Wednesday feature continues our focus on organ donations, in recognition of Donate Life Month. Last week we addressed some of the many myths about organ donations that simply aren't true.  This week,...

Organ Donation Information

April is Donate Life Month and a good time to dispel some myths, share some facts and explain the organ donation process. For example, one organ donor can save up to 8 lives through...

Tip Top Teeth Tips

Our Family Focus column on Monday discussed dental tips for toddlers, but what about the rest of us?  We know healthy teeth and gums play an important role in overall health.  Here are some...

Want A “Sweet” Diet? Cut Back On Sugar

Last week's wellness feature shared a handful of tips on effective ways to reduce salt in your diet and improve your health in areas such as blood pressure and kidney function. This week, we...

Want A Better Diet? Plan Your “Assault On Salt”

Sometimes the little things can make a big difference. This can be especially true for folks who are looking to address their high blood pressure.  There are plenty of ways to reduce intake of...

“March” Into Better Nutrition Habits This Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietics observes National Nutrition Month(R) in March, and it's a good time to give extra thought to making good dietary choices, and to learn more about the importance of...

No Pressure … But How’s Your BP?

Last week, our Wellness Wednesday feature focused what constitutes a healthy heart rate. Today we'll take a closer look at blood pressure numbers. If you're like many people, you have no idea what constitutes...

Know Your Numbers For Heart Health

We're wrapping up our focus on American Heart Month with a look at sets of numbers you should keep track of and maintain, in order to help achieve optimal heart health.  Of course your...

Healthy Heart Tips For Women

As we continue our closer look at healthy heart behavior during American Heart Month, this week we want to focus our attention on women.  The stereotype of the typical heart attack victim is an...

Have A Healthy Happy Heart Day

In honor of Valentine's Day, Central Carolina Hospital's Healthy Heart Fair this morning, and American Heart Month, let's take a moment to review 3 essentials to an exceptional quality of life. Eat a healthy diet. An...

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