Tag Archives: Health

Support your lung health during smoke season

Jul. 18—With the early start of this year’s fire season, it is important to support respiratory health as we endure poor air conditions. There are many ways to maintain and better your lung health, but the first step is learning more about how lungs work and why they are so important. The lungs take in oxygen through the windpipe, which branches into two airways called bronchi. These airways lead into the lungs and become increasingly narrow until they end in alveoli, commonly referred to as air sacs. […]

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A walking partner improves fitness, commitment | Health

If you’ve read Dr. Victor Sierpina’s weekly column for any period of time, you likely will have read the phrase “motion is lotion” when it comes to the benefits of exercise. Research has shown that 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise plus some weight training will improve your quality of life. These benefits include increased strength, better balance, decreased pain, improved functional capacity, reduced risk of fracture, improved cardiac health and reduced risk of death by 33 percent when compared to those who don’t exercise. One […]

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Canada’s proposed flavour ban will harm public health

Beamsville, ON, June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Canada Gazette, Part 1, proposing a ban on flavoured vape products except for tobacco, mint and menthol was published. The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is disappointed that Canada has proposed harmful regulation to address misguided moral panic, instead of supporting the greatest harm reduction opportunity of our lifetime. If the flavour ban is implemented, hundreds of thousands of smokers may be pushed back to smoking or to the black-market and many will die. There is mounting evidence […]

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Mercy Health and Activate Allen County get out to encourage healthy lifestyles | News

Mercy Health and Activate Allen County were out promoting healthier lifestyles at the Downtown Lima Farmers Market. Mercy Health, one of the sponsors of the farmers market had a table set up Tuesday afternoon with free snacks to promote healthy living along with an activity picking out which of the two is candy and which is a pill. Activate Allen County was on hand as well to discuss the benefits of quitting smoking. They provide services such as nicotine replacement, and counseling but are happy they can […]

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Asthma And Respiratory Foundation Informs Teens: Don’t Get Sucked Into Vaping

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 1:27 pmPress Release: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand This week, there has been extensive media coverage talking about the vaping epidemic in high schools across the country. Both school principals and researchers have warned that this is a very real issue. Education around vaping is vital, and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) provide this with their website ‘Don’t Get Sucked In’. The website includes information and resources on vaping to encourage teens not to try vaping (or smoking) in […]

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Bright Health follows rival Oscar Health down IPO path

Bright Health Group is officially going public, joining its rivals Oscar Health and Clover Health. The insurance technology startup filed preliminary paperwork for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, which shows it has set its maximum aggregate offering price at $100 million — though that is likely a placeholder figure until the company prices its shares. Bright Health will apply to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BHG”. Rumors of an IPO filing have followed the Minneapolis-based company […]

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Tobacco giant Philip Morris sees a future without cigarettes — but there’s a catch | Business

The Los Angeles Times The maker of Marlboro and other cigarette brands has a new mission: getting the world’s 1 billion smokers to quit smoking. You read that right. Philip Morris International is trying to persuade customers to switch to its heated tobacco products, which it claims are safer alternatives because they are smoke-free. Eventually, the company hopes, governments will regulate cigarettes out of existence altogether. Given Big Tobacco’s long history of distortions and misleading the public, some skepticism is in order. Although the FDA has authorized […]

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