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The Kent County Health Connect Blog focuses on providing readers with content and resources that focus on health, wellness, and tobacco-free living.
Monday, June 26, 2017
You’re invited to a very special event on June 28th at Celebration Cinema south for the first West Michigan screening of America Divided. Showings will start at 11:30 and 6:30. America Divided is an EPIX Original docu-s......
Are You Getting Enough Calcium?
Monday, June 19, 2017
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. Consuming enough calcium is critical for keeping your bones and teeth strong and for maintaining the fun......
Rewards of Quitting Smoking
Monday, June 12, 2017
If you’ve finally quit smoking, congrats on such a great accomplishment! If you’re in the process of quitting, keep up the good work and stay motivated! Life......
Healthy Living Tools
Monday, June 5, 2017
Making healthy life choices isn’t always easy. Even when we want to make changes, we don’t always know how to go about getting started. How are......
Monday, May 29, 2017
MyPlate illustrates the 5 necessary food groups which are building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image of a place setting for a meal. Before y......
May is Stroke Awareness Month
Monday, May 22, 2017
A stroke is a “brain attack.” It can happen to anyone at any time. A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cel......
Electronic Cigarettes Use Among Youth
Monday, May 15, 2017
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are an electronic nicotine delivery system. According to the FDA, e-cigs are devices that allow users to inhale an aerosol containing nicotine o......
Monday, May 8, 2017
Exercise—you love it or you don’t. Participating in regular physical activity provides endless health benefits such as increased energy, improved cardiovascular he......
Changing to A Healthy Diet
Monday, May 1, 2017
Healthy eating is not all about strict dietary limitations, being unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods that you love. Instead, it’s all abo......
Type 2 Diabetes
Monday, April 24, 2017
--Diabetes--what is it? Diabetes is a problem with the body that causes sugar (glucose) levels to rise higher than normal levels. When this occurs, it’s called hypergl......
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