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Help Your Patients Build Healthier Eating Patterns in 2018

Many people make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, but they often need strategies and support to stick with healthy habits throughout the year. That’s why now is a great time for health care professionals to talk with patients and clients about food and beverage choices.

Reducing Prescription Opioid Misuse in North Carolina

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs).

Prescription opioids continue to factor significantly in the epidemic of deaths from opioid overdose in the United States. In 2016, more than 46 people died each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.…

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#MoveWithHeart for American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, it is largely preventable and there are many things people can do to reduce their risk, such as being more active. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health is encouraging Americans to move more and #MoveWithHeart to celebrate American Heart Month.
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