the update

lung health deep dive

This week, we prepare to celebrate the Great American Smokeout, an annual intervention event hosted by the American Cancer Society. The Great American Smokeout is an event encouraging American smokers to quit or make plans to quit smoking. For many, the correlation of smoking and the development of lung cancer is a well-known fact, yet,…
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diabetes myths and facts

Diabetes is a disease that affects over 34 million Americans. The name actually refers to a group of diseases that each affect how an individual’s body processes glucose, which is a key source of energy for the muscles and organs.  Despite its prevalence, there are many misconceptions about diabetes and its symptoms. We’ve outlined a…
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3 modern initiatives to support veteran mental health

As we honor our veterans this week, it is important that we take time to recognize the unique struggles that they experience. Many elderly veterans face challenges with mental health, physical ability, and chronic conditions. Cosán works hard to help these members of our community overcome the hurdles in their life–especially those that could contribute…
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health education: healthy eating is a public health problem

The United States is one of the most obese countries in the world. Over 30% of the US adult population is considered to be obese, with more than 40% of adults over 60 falling into the category. A great range of body compositions fall into the obese category, meaning that not everyone classified as obese…
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