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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.
Weighing the Consequences of Adult Obesity
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese.”1 How exactly does Kent County weigh on the overweight and obesity scale? A......
Kent County gets $2.18 million in federal funds to improve health in 'Hope Zone' neighborhoods
Thursday, September 25, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Kent County Health Department has received its largest federal grant ever - $2.18 million – for its Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program. The REACH initiative focuses on......
Healthy Eating Radio Spots
Friday, September 12, 2014
Do you speak Spanish? Have a listen to these great radio spots airing through the month of September on La Ponderosa 640 AM Healthy Eating Radio Spot- 1 Healthy Eating Radio Spot - 2 Here's the translation,......
Why is it so hard to quit smoking?
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Just over 50 years ago, in 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, warning that “cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health.” At that time, 42% ......
A Brief Look at Health in Kent County
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Study raises question: Is obesity becoming new normal for kids?
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Sue Thoms | firstname.lastname@example.org By Sue Thoms | email@example.comThe Grand Rapids Press August 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM, updated August 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A study that finds parents are becoming l......
Three New Videos Reveal the Personal Side of the Tobacco Epidemic
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health is happy to announce the release of three new videos and a guest article to help promote the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. “Wh......
Eat a rainbow of colors every day!
Monday, August 11, 2014
Five recipes to boost your heart health
Monday, August 11, 2014
When you hear that foods are ‘heart healthy’ what comes to mind? Perhaps descriptors such as bland, fat-free, diet, or just plain old gross? As a registered dietitian I hear that a lot. People are either intimidat......
Physical Activity: 60 Minutes or More a Day
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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