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5 Ways to Quit Smoking

5 Ways to Quit Smoking

Ready to kick that unhealthy habit to the curb? You know smoking is terrible for your health, but putting out that final cigarette and walking away is so difficult. Maybe you've "quit" several times with no luck. This time will …

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Diabetes: Assessing Your Risk

Diabetes: Assessing Your Risk

Diabetes strikes nearly 26 million adults and children nationwide each year — and age, gender and race are partly to blame. Diabetes develops when there is too much glucose or sugar in the blood — which we need for fuel …

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Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer doesn’t only affect smokers. Find out if you’re at risk. November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the number one cancer that kills both men and women. Lung cancer forms in the lungs but can quickly …

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Cholesterol and Your Heart Health

Cholesterol and Your Heart Health

Take care of your heart by watching your cholesterol levels. A healthy heart pumps blood through your body to keep every cell in your body functioning properly. Cholesterol can cause problems for your heart. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that …

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What You Should Know about COPD

What You Should Know about COPD

Someone suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), one of the most common lung diseases, will have difficulty breathing. The two types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and the majority of people with COPD have both conditions. This …

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Everyday Habits That Benefit Your Heart

Everyday Habits That Benefit Your Heart

February is the month for Cupid, valentines, and celebrating American Heart Month. There are many habits you can do every day to benefit your heart. Your heart is a large muscle that pumps blood through your body to all of …

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Knowing the Signs of Heart Attack

Knowing the Signs of Heart Attack

When you think of February, what comes to mind? Super Bowl? Valentine’s Day? Presidents Day? Well, also remember that it’s American Heart Month. Heart disease is the top cause of death in the United States, and thousands of people have …

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Healthy Resolutions for Your New Year

Healthy Resolutions for Your New Year

A New Year is an opportunity for a fresh start, and a great time to make some healthy resolutions. Eat a healthier diet. Look at what you eat each day and see how you can improve your diet. Focus on …

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

By Alicia Verity, MSPH of iTriagehealth.com Making a significant, lasting change in behavior is not a simple process. It involves a substantial commitment of your time, effort, and emotion.  Below are some tips to make you successful. Be careful with …

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We’re Tobacco Free, Are You?

We’re Tobacco Free, Are You?

St. Petersburg General Hospital is now officially a tobacco-free campus— that includes patients, employees, volunteers, vendors and visitors. We made the change July 1 to reduce everyone’s exposure because tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., …

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