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World Heart Day – The 4 Best Changes You Can Make for a Healthy Heart

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Sep 28, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The World Heart Federation, which is dedicated to fighting cardiovascular disease on a global scale, has set aside September 29, 2015, as World Heart Day. This day offers a moment for people around the world to stop and consider what changes they could make to improve their cardiovascular health.

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Topics: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Quit For Life, Weight Talk, Behavior Change, Healthy Heart

Is Quitting Smoking More Challenging for Women?

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Sep 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Is there a difference between the sexes when it comes to quitting smoking? Or do men and women tend to have similar success rates? It does seem reasonable to think that different biology or differences in social behaviors might affect smoking cessation rates. Studies over the past several years have attempted to answer this question, and you might be surprised by the answer. 


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Topics: Smoking, Quit For Life

How Safe Is Your Food? National Food Safety Month

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Sep 17, 2015 1:00:00 AM

How safe is your food? Is this something you think about or do you mostly just assume that the food you buy at the store is probably fine to eat?


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Topics: Nutrition, DASH

What You Need to Know About Measuring Health Impact:  The importance of a standardized set of measures to define basic value

Posted by Gordon Kaplan, PhD on Sep 14, 2015 1:00:00 AM

Gordon Kaplan, co-leader of the Health Impact Committee for the recently published metrics guide for employers, discusses why measuring health impact is critical in this fourth installment of our Employee Wellness Core Metrics Blog Series supporting the value of investment (VOI) approach to measuring wellness program value.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness, Thought Leadership, Best Practices, Core Metrics

Do You Know These Warning Signs of Prostate & Ovarian Cancer?

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Sep 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM

 The American Cancer Society® has designated the month of September as both National Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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Topics: Cancer

How Long Does It Take the Body to Recover After You Quit Smoking?

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Sep 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

“Why should I bother quitting smoking? The damage has already been done.”

Is this something you’ve heard yourself saying? Unfortunately, we hear it a lot. But it actually couldn’t be further from the truth.

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5 Ways to Incorporate Healthy Changes into Your Back-to-School Routine

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Aug 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM


Parents across the country, the moment you’ve been waiting for is upon us. The kids are going back to school! 

While summers are fun and full of great activities for many, it’s nice to slip back into a familiar, predictable routine. Back-to-school is a popular time to make health-based resolutions, too. How many times have you heard yourself saying, “Once the kids are back in school I can (fill in the blank)”?


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Topics: Behavior Change, Stress Management

Step Out and Celebrate with the American Diabetes Association

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Aug 26, 2015 10:51:07 AM

Diabetes is a disease affecting millions of Americans. For 75 years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has been taking on the challenging task of educating people across the country about diabetes. The ADA delivers services to those affected by diabetes, provides a voice to those who have been denied rights, and funds research to learn more about how diabetes works, what causes it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.


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Topics: Weight Management, Physical Activity, Diabetes

Study: Tobacco Cravings Increased by E-Cigarette Advertising

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Aug 20, 2015 12:56:16 PM

When a person is trying to quit smoking tobacco, one common recommendation is to avoid triggers that spark urges to smoke. Those triggers can come in a number of forms, like taking breaks in certain places or being around certain people.


A study published in the March 2015 issue of the journal Health Communication found that one particular trigger might be coming from an unexpected place: e-cigarette advertising.


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Topics: Quit Smoking Treatment, Quit For Life, E-Cigarette Series

3 Things Your Bad Breath Might Be Trying to Tell You

Posted by Alere Health & Wellbeing on Aug 17, 2015 1:08:00 PM

Everyone gets bad breath from time to time. Often, it’s just a sign that you need to brush your teeth or you shouldn’t have eaten all that garlic bread last night.

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Topics: Smoking, Quit For Life, Diabetes, Tobacco Cessation

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