A Healthy You / Medical Reference
Posted on March 15, 2017
Author Michael Gallenberger, WKVI
Indiana smokers who want to quit can now get free help from the state. Those who enroll in the Indiana Tobacco Quitline between now and April 2 or until supplies run out, will be eligible for free medication, such as gum or patches.
The Quitline connects tobacco users with trained coaches who help them create a personalized quit plan. Officials with the Indiana State Department of Health note that counseling and medication are more effective when used together.
They add that about 20 percent of Indiana adults smoke, more than 330,000 Hoosiers live with smoking-related diseases, and over 11,000 Hoosiers die each year from smoking. State health officials say that quitting tobacco use lowers the risk for lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and several other health problems.
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline promotion coincides with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips from Former Smokers national tobacco education campaign. For more information, call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit QuitNowIndiana.com.
The shorter days and colder weather of winter can make anyone feel down, especially if you live a long way from the equator. The reduced light, warmth, and color of winter can leave you feeling melancholy, irritable, or tired. But if these feelings recur each year, make it tough to function during the winter months, and then subside in spring or early summer, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal depression can affect your health, your relationships, and your everyday activities. But no matter how hopeless you feel, there are things you can do to keep your mood and life stable throughout the year.
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Diabetic Support Group @ IU Starke Hospital
Indiana University Health Starke Hospital has a free Diabetic Support Group meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month. The meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. in the hospital’s conference room, and usually last an hour. Everyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes is invited to meet and participate.
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