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Inside This Issue
MAY 2010
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
New studies are linking low vitamin D levels to disease and early death. But where do you get it, and how much is enough? Learn the truth about the new “it” nutrient.
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Pick the Right Sunscreen for You
SPF. UVA. UVB. Sunscreen labels have their own unique language. Crack the code to get the best sun protection for you and your family.
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Slim Waists, Slimmer Health Risks for Women?
The size of your waist may influence more than how well that little black dress fits. Waist circumference reflects how much abdominal fat a woman carries, which one recent study has linked with the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer. But taking steps to whittle your midsection may lead to big health benefits.
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Separate Fact from Fiction to See How to Keep Eyes Safe
Your eyes are your window to the world. But caring for your peepers may not be the first health concern on your list. Luckily, taking just a few precautions can help protect your eyes.
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Stress May Influence Body Shape
A lack of regular exercise and a poor diet can make any woman's body store fat around her middle. Now, research suggests that stress may be partly to blame, too. Extra stomach fat is linked to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But don't fret yet. First, take a few deep breaths and try out these stress-busters.
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Keep Young Swimmers Safe This Summer
Child drownings often occur quickly. Find out what can help parents stay on guard in and around the water.
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Recipe of the Month

Recipe ImageYou want to eat healthier, but you love those good ole recipes passed down from generation to generation. From appetizers to desserts to good nutritional tips, each month a yummy recipe will be featured as our 'Recipe of the Month'. Each recipe has been modified for healthier eating and living.
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Baby Boot Camp
This special childbirth preparation class is offered for expectant and new parents to learn important baby care techniques, including safety, bathing and diapering tips. To learn more or to register,
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Quit Smoking
Are you ready to quit smoking in 2010? The Roper St. Francis Smoking Cessation Program can help. Our method boasts a 12-month non-relapse rate of 60% and includes relaxation tapes, cigarette substitutes and stress management techniques.
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