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Did You Know...quitting smoking treatments are covered under Medicaid and Medicare?

Quitting smoking can be hard. That's why there are nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) and counseling sessions that can help. NRTs, such as the patch or gum, can double your chances of successfully quitting smoking, by reducing the withdrawal symptoms that come along with giving up cigarettes.

Did you know...there is a way to measure how much energy you use in your home?

Ever wondered how much energy your refrigerator used, or how much energy you light bulbs use when you leave then on all day while you are at work? A device called a "smart meter" is measuring just that.

Did you know...there are easy tips for living a healthy life?

Whether you are looking to lose weight, want to get healthier for yourself , or want to teach your family how to be healthy together, these tips will help you reach your goals one step at a time.

Did You Know...knowing the facts about diabetes can save your life?

Diabetes poses big problems for Harlem. For example, people in East Harlem who have diabetes are twice as likely to die of the disease as people who live in other parts of the city!

 

Did you know...spirituality, prayer and meditation can reduce stress?

Did you know that high levels of stress can affect your body in many ways?

For instance, stress can contribute to damage and clots in the heart that keep your blood from flowing properly. This can lead to heart disease and increase your risk for heart attacks.

Did You Know...changing the type of oil you cook with can help your health?

Changing the type of oil you use is an easy way to reduce calories and fat from your diet.

Did you know...you can make 9 simple changes for eating well?

You've heard it before, but what can you do NOW to start eating right? Here are nine things to try and the reasons why they will help keep you healthy.

Did you know...you can set up and use your kitchen in a healthy way? Healthy Kitchens 101

The idea of cooking healthy meals can seem overwhelming, but taking steps to be prepared can eliminate some of the stress and save time.

Did you know...you can get to know herbal practitioners?

Herbal medicine practitioners such as root doctors, conjurers and curanderos in African-American and Latino history have always been and are important people in promoting health and well-being. Many natural healers of various traditions believe that treating the underlying cause of the problem will relieve symptoms.

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