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Tennessee Department of Health suggests Top Five Resolutions for Tennesseans


Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, conversations have already started about resolutions for 2013. Losing weight and stopping smoking are perpetual favorites for many, and the Tennessee Department of Health believes those are excellent goals and includes them in a list of five suggested resolutions for the upcoming year. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says Smoke-free laws led quickly to fewer hospitalizations


The most comprehensive laws — those covering workplaces, restaurants and bars — resulted in more health benefits.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Smoke-free legislation was associated with substantially fewer hospitalizations and deaths from heart and respiratory diseases, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Researchers reviewed 45 studies covering 33 smoke-free laws at the local and state levels around the United States and from countries as varied as Uruguay, New Zealand and Germany. «Read the rest of this article»

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