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National Public Health Week Day 1: Be Healthy from the Start

National Public Health Week Day 1: Be Healthy from the Start

Apr 7, 2014

April 7-13 is National Public Health Week. Each day this week, we will share information about how you can think about public health at home.

Today's theme is Be Healthy from the Start.

Public health starts at home...from family nutrition and maternal health to safety precautions and disaster preparedness.

Did you know?

  • Breastfeeding is recommended for at least the
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The Big Squeeze Encourages Residents to Check Their Blood Pressure

The Big Squeeze Encourages Residents to Check Their Blood Pressure

Mar 31, 2014

The Big Squeeze 2014 is here!

This year marks the fourth annual blood pressure awareness project organized by Live Well Sioux Falls and The Big Squeeze community team. This project has seen growing success over the years, with the number of residents screened more than tripling since 2011.

“The Big Squeeze directly correlates with the Live Well Sioux Falls initiative,”

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Smokers May Show Heart Disease Much Younger Than Nonsmokers

Smokers May Show Heart Disease Much Younger Than Nonsmokers

Mar 31, 2014

According to Reuters Health, a smoker's coronary artery disease is likely to be as advanced as that of a non-smoker who is 10 years older when both show up at the hospital with a heart attack.

A recent research study looked at nearly 14,000 patients hospitalized with blockages in arteries supplying the heart muscle and found smokers were more likely than nonsmokers to

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