Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs

Host, To Your Health

Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs is an instructor and the director of health communication for Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages. She writes for special publications of The Southeast Missourian and is a certified Community Health Worker. 

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How long have you been sitting in your car or at your desk listening to the radio? If it has been more than 20 minutes, I have some bad news for you.

More and more research shows that sitting is the new smoking in terms of its negative effects on our health. Some are even referring to the problems associated with sedentary lifestyles as “sitting disease.”

George Burns said, “It only takes one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth.”

While no health professional would advocate drinking to excess, many are beginning to recommend one to two drinks a day, particularly if that drink is red wine.

After at least 50 attempts to repeal all or part of the Act and two Supreme Court decisions upholding the Act, the time has arrived for the third open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace, thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

The political debate over the ACA was so divisive; many Americans didn’t really understand how it applied to them. Here are three quick things you should know:

Mark Twain said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.”

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

If you pick up two prescriptions from the pharmacy and one drug’s label says “take twice a day,” and the second one says “take every 12 hours,” does that mean the same thing? And could you take both medications together?

Unsure? You’re not alone.

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