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Breaking Bad... Habits

A Healthier Plate = A Healthier You
It seems like every day there is another story in the news about the obesity dilemma in the United States. Not only are prepackaged and fast foods typically less expensive than healthy foods, they are highly convenient for overworked and tired parents across the United States. Read more.

And the Couch Potato Grew Legs . . .
Are you a couch potato? Are you hoping to ditch your sedentary lifestyle in 2014 but don’t know where to start? “The hardest part is breaking the ritual of coming home and plopping down on the couch,” says Mindy Meacham, Health Educator at the Southern Nevada Health District. Read more.

Looking to Quit? Talk to Your Doc

Did you ring in 2014 with a vow to quit smoking in order to debut a healthier “new you” this year? If the challenge has proven to be more daunting than you hoped, you are not alone. More than 68 percent of adult smokers want to stop smoking and more than 42 percent attempted to quit in 2011 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). . Read more.

When "One More" Becomes "One Too Many
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 38 million adults in the United States drink too much. And while the majority of these people are not alcoholics, too much drinking has tremendous economic impact. Read more.

New & Noteworthy

Find out how to connect with us on Twitter or Facebook, read about the new hours at our East Las Vegas and Henderson locations, and learn what it takes to be health district volunteer. Read more.

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