EHE Newsletters

Eat Better, Eat Together
For many Americans, the frenzied pace of daily life leaves little room for family meals. With adults encountering long work days and tiring commutes, and children engaging in various afterschool activities, it is all too easy to skip the traditional sit–down family dinner. Research continues to show, however, that family meals are a great way to promote healthy eating habits and...
Food Safety
The term "food poisoning" (also known as "foodborne illness") refers to any illness that results from the consumption of a contaminated food or beverage. Such contamination is usually caused by harmful bacteria, but can also be caused by viruses, parasites and toxins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in six Americans will be...
Flu Season
Influenza (commonly referred to as "the flu") is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza viruses. It results in mild–to–severe symptoms and can be fatal in some cases. In the United States, the flu season normally lasts from autumn through early spring, with the peak occurring anywhere between late November and March. Between 5 and 20 percent of Americans...
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer and the second–leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 226,870 women in the U.S will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and an estimated 39,510 will die from the disease. Fortunately, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, especially among...
Family Health History
Commitment to regular physical activity and adherence to a healthy diet are two ways in which individuals can adopt and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle, promote good health and decrease the risk of disease. However, there is another essential preventive health element that is often overlooked — knowledge of one’s family health history. This potentially life–saving record itemizes the diseases and health conditions...
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