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    Sigried Johnson and William Budd have quit smoking for good.

      * Odds are you will be around longer for your family and friends. Each year, smoking accounts for an estimated 438,000 deaths, including 38,000 deaths among nonsmokers as a result of secondhand smoke. Half of all Americans who continue to smoke will die from smoking-related diseases.

        Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the cause of more than 60 percent of strokes and almost half of all heart-related medical problems in the world, according to Dr. Lawrence Appel, a principal investigator on dietary treatments to prevent and treat high blood pressure.

          Fernando Gomez-Pinilia, UCLA neurophysiology professor, says a balanced diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep actually protect the brain and ward off mental disorders such as depression.

            Adults gain substantial health benefits from 2 1/2 hours a week of moderate aerobic physical activity, and children benefit from an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The comprehensive set of recommendations for people of…

            New survey findings from the American Cancer Society show that while the majority of Americans understand that eating right and being physically active can help reduce their risk of getting cancer, many are not incorporating this knowledge into their daily lives.

            A "power nap" can be helpful as well as enjoyable. Many studies of shift workers and other volunteers have reported that a nap as brief as 20 minutes can improve alertness, psychomotor performance and mood.

            MORE THAN 34 PERCENT of the homes in Lacrosse County were built before 1950. Any homes built before 1978 can contain lead paint, and children younger than age 6 living in those homes would be at risk for lead poisoning. Lead-based paint was used extensively in homes built before 1950, and th…


            Are you looking for ways to add sweetness to your foods but without all the sugar?

            Pomegranates and pomegranate juices are flying off the store shelves these days.

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