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Regular physical activity helps protect against cardiovascular disease and its risk factors: hypertension, obesity and diabetes mellitus. It also can reduce risk of osteoporosis, reduce stress and improve sleep and overall mood. This publication shares tips on walking to get fit and stay healthy. It includes a sample walking program.
Home-grown potatoes, or those purchased at a farmers market or other venues, are a nutritious part of a healthy diet from early July until the following spring in northern areas.
What does “prematurity” or “preterm” mean? Full-term pregnancies last between 37 and 42 weeks. Babies born before 37 weeks are called “premature” or “preterm.”
The body uses folic acid to produce cells, including red blood cells, so it is important for men and women at all ages. Folic acid has been shown to help prevent up to 70 percent of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, also known as neural tube defects. All women of childbearing age need folic acid before and during pregnancy. Adequate folic acid during pregnancy also may help prevent cleft lip/palate and other birth defects.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in North Dakota. The North Dakota Cancer Coalition estimates that about 400 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year.