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New London Hospital Receives Grant for Fit for Life Initiative
A New London Hospital initiative to reduce overweight and obesity incidences among middle/high school age youth through a healthy eating and active living program at Newport Middle High School has been funded by the Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation grant. The program will be implemented through the Tiger Treatment Center (TTC), the only school-based health clinic in NH. Established in 2003 with an initial grant from the Endowment for Health, TTC is supported by New London Hospital to provide access to care for the students and faculty of the school. The Fit for Life program will engage students in developing and conducting nutrition education, exercise, and fitness programs that can be delivered from year to year and be integrated into school, community and healthcare systems. The $40,000 grant includes fitness equipment, outreach materials, and program staffing.

 
SEPTEMBER 2011

Turn Off the TV for a Longer, Healthier Life
Your television looks harmless enough, there on its stand in your living room or bedroom. But spend too much time with it, a new review finds, and it just may harm your health and even shorten your life. Free yourself by following some simple tips for smarter TV watching.
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Foods High in Four Nutrients May Protect Your Eyes
About 80 percent of all cases of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common eye disease, are based on genetics. But new research finds that eating more of a few important nutrients earlier in life may protect your eyes when you’re older—even if you have a family history of AMD.
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Build a Better Relationship with Your Doctor
Communicating well with your doctor can go a long way in ensuring you receive the right care. Use these tips to make sure you and your doctor are speaking the same language.
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Hidden Sugars: Are They Harming Your Health?
It sneaks into your soda as fructose. Disguises itself as dextrose. Masquerades as maltose. In the grocery aisle, added sugars can be found nearly everywhere you look—and new studies suggest too much can harm your heart. Read on to find out how much sugar is too much, and how to avoid sugar overload.
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Some Pain Relievers May Raise Women's Blood Pressure
If you're like many Americans, an over-the-counter pain reliever is a faithful fixture in your medicine cabinet. However, new research raises a concern about pain medicines that may be a bitter pill to swallow. A two-year study of more than 80,000 women ages 31 to 50 suggests that frequently using some pain relievers could increase a woman's risk of developing hypertension, or high blood pressure. Find out which medicines seemed to pose a danger.
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Kicking the Habit May Improve Prostate Cancer Outcomes
Quitting smoking has a ton of health benefits, and new research shows that it may also help men survive a very common cancer. With September being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, now is the time to find out how quitting smoking may affect your future prostate cancer outcomes.
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