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Violence Awareness MonthOctober is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Coffee and Your DNAVideo (HealthDay)

Regular activity linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood, study suggests

 

Exercise and Brain PowerVideo (HealthDay)

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Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse (HealthDay)

October - 2014 is Health Literacy Month
Health Literacy Month
Health Literacy month promotes the importance of understandable health information. The theme for Health Literacy Month 2014 is Be A Health Literacy Hero. It's about taking action to improve health literacy. Heroes can be individuals, teams, or organizations who understand the importance of health information literacy. See this information on Health Literacy from MedlinePlus (also available in Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/Rxa1Ps

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes
From the Centers for Disease Control:
"New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes is an on-line resource that uses stories about African Americans with diabetes to help group leaders lead discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes, and help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal setting, positive coping and problem solving skills. New Beginnings can be used to supplement diabetes self-management education sessions and in diabetes support groups."

Access the guide, worksheets, handouts and promotional materials: http://1.usa.gov/1jYW6z3

The American Cancer Society
is recruiting men and women across Shreveport-Bossier area for a landmark research study called Cancer Prevention Study -3 (CPS-3).

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What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words "you have cancer?" Now you can. This year our community has a unique opportunity to make an impact on the lives of many, and the American Cancer Society urges you to join and sign up today. Anyone can visit www.cps3northla.org and schedule an appointment today to reserve a spot to participate in CPS-3.

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