Prevention

Latest health education resources from Health by Design


Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) & Family History

If you have a parent or other close family member with a drinking problem, you are at a higher risk of having one, too. Knowing that you’re at risk is ...

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Screen Time and Children

As children grow and develop, they can be easily influenced by what they see and hear, especially from digital media (TV, internet, and smart devices) ...

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Lifestyle Changes Can Help Kids Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes was once diagnosed much more often in overweight adults. But it now affects kids who have poor eating habits and get little exercise. ...

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Quiz Yourself: Adult Immunizations

Find out what you know about getting immunized by taking this quiz.

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High Blood Pressure: Beyond the Numbers

In many ways, high blood pressure is a condition of facts and figures. After all, it’s defined by two digits: the pressure when your heart beats (syst ...

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Carrying More Weight Longer Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

New studies find carrying extra body weight increases the risk of colorectal cancer. The results show the more years you spend with a higher body mass ...

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Stress Can Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease

Stress is a normal part of life. Stress can come from physical, emotional, and even less dramatic causes. Your body’s response to stress is supposed t ...

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Heart Disease Prevention Starts in Childhood

You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not for your young children. But the CDC says obesity affects 1 out of every 5 U.S. children. ...

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How and Why to Keep a Training Log

A training log can help you get more from your workout. It will help you organize and save information about your exercise routine so you can work tow ...

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National Diabetes & Smoking Cessation Month

Diabetes can lead to serious health complications, and so can smoking. Learn how to manage, delay, or even prevent diabetes. Also, learn five steps to ...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, is a prevalent worldwide health problem. Let's learn the signs we should recognize.

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Being a Better Listener & Recognizing the Signs of Someone Who May Be Facing Suicide

Learn how to become a better listener and see those struggling with thoughts of suicide by recognizing the signs before it's too late.

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National Back to School Month: Setting Children Up for Success This School Year

The new school year will be here before you know it! Here are some suggestions to help make the transition back to school smooth.

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10 Truths of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause various symptoms. Find out 10 truths of IBS.

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Screenings: Heart Health & Cancer Prevention

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and American Heart Month. Heart health and cancer prevention share a lot of key factors.

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Thyroid Health

For Thyroid Awareness Month, let’s focus on the basics of thyroid health and the differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

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Feeling Alone in a Connected World

Advances in technology help us to stay connected to each other more than ever before. So then, why are people feeling so alone?

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Breast Cancer Education

Staying on top of breast health is one of the most important things women can do to decrease their risk of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Aw ...

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Importance of Flu Shots

Influenza vaccination is important and recommended yearly for everyone 6 months of age and older, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting a f ...

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Tips for Back-to-School

The 2021-2022 school year is quickly approaching and bringing with it unique challenges to parents, students, and school staff. This year, along with ...

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Gut Health and the Microbiome

Emerging research is discovering the valuable role the gut microbiome plays in metabolism, immune response, mental health, and more. Learn more about ...

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Staying Hydrated and Safe in the Sun

Summer has arrived and it is time to enjoy some sun and fun with your family and friends. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe this su ...

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergy season can be an uncomfortable, if not miserable, time for many of us. Thankfully, there are proactive steps you can take to minimize your ex ...

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Colon Cancer Awareness

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, so staying up to date with the appropriate screening is im ...

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Lifestyle Choices to Improve Your Health

When it comes to improving your health, lifestyle choices are important because how you live influences your choices, and your choices impact your hea ...

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Hand Hygiene

The evidence is undisputed that strict adherence to hand hygiene reduces the risk of cross-transmission of infections. Learn proper hand washing tech ...

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Sun & Water Safety

Summertime often means more time outdoors, in the sun, and in and around water, and with it comes exposure to health risks like sunburn, heat-related ...

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Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than 5 million cases are diagnosed annually! It’s important to understand the facts ab ...

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Cholesterol Quick Facts

Like so many things, cholesterol is healthy at some levels and unhealthy at high levels. Good, balanced cholesterol is necessary for hormone productio ...

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Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance is a major feature of Type 2 diabetes, but there are usually no symptoms of insulin resistance until diabetes develops. Fortunatel ...

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6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

'Tis the season for extra calories, but you don’t have to drown in a sea of decadence. It is possible to carry on your hard-won victories in self-con ...

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting itself is not a “magic” fix. Rather, intermittent fasting and restricted eating windows may lead to weight loss if following this ...

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Comparing Popular Diets

Low-carb, Paleo and the "Keto" diet have gained popularity in the past few years. What are these diets and what are the pros and cons of each? We di ...

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