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It's no surprise smoking tobacco isn't a healthy habit. According to the American Cancer Society, smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year (about one in five deaths). And now, a new study led by ACS researchers found the number of U.S. adults who were working toward quitting smoking seriously declined immediately after the onset of COVID-19 and persisted for over a year.

Choosing a health care plan for you and your family can be overwhelming. There's so much to consider, it almost seems like an impossible task. Thankfully, there are some incredibly helpful tips available to assist in your decision making as enrollment gets underway. To learn more, we got in touch with Carrie Kincaid, Senior Vice President of Market Development for Priority Health for her insight.

There's a reason we have a cold and flu season. Viruses are able to survive in the air longer in cooler temperatures, and they're more easily spread between people in an indoor social setting. We all lead busy lives ... between work, family and other personal commitments, we're always on the go. Getting sick can get in the way. The good news: You can actually take proactive steps to prevent illness this season.

Research shows that body dissatisfaction is a leading risk factor in the development of an eating disorder. Body Acceptance Week, a new initiative from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), works to promote body acceptance, including body positivity, body neutrality and body liberation for all, in addition to providing resources, education, and support for those experiencing body dissatisfaction and its associated risk factors.

Regular health checks with your primary care physician and OB/GYN can help identify early signs of illness and potentially life-threatening diseases. Not only will early detection ensure you receive prompt treatment, but it also increases your chances for a positive outcome.

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