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The Role of Municipalities in Preventing Childhood Lead Exposures

It is well known that lead is highly toxic and harmful to people, especially children. Unfortunately, because of its aging housing stock, New Hampshire is experiencing childhood lead poisoning at a rate nearly twice the national average. Among the several hundred documented cases of lead poisoning each year in the Granite State, it is estimated that a significant number of children are poisoned as a result of unsafe renovation, repair, or painting activities. While the U.S.

Worksite Health Promotion: Keene Middle School Demonstrates Best Practices

This year’s American College of Sports Medicine Summit, held March 24–27 in Atlanta, placed major emphasis on worksite health promotion and how to move employees to a higher level of wellness. Keynote speakers and workshop presenters highlighted topics ranging from how to develop wellness programs on a limited budget to creating a culture of health and developing programming using the FIT (Fact-based, Integrated across the organization and Targeted to need) design.

The FIT Model

Get Smoke-Free and Live a Healthier Lifestyle

If you or any of your employees are smokers, consider quitting this month in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®, which is traditionally observed on the third Thursday in November. It could be the impetus you need to embark on a healthier lifestyle.

First you’ll need to answer this important question: Are you ready to quit smoking?

To help determine your readiness to quit, select one of the bold-ed statements which best describes your situation and follow the bulleted steps beneath it to get on a smoke-free path.