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Reset Your Health Clock for 2015

Doctor Holding ClockOn average, nearly 50% of Americans will make a New Year's resolution. Many of these resolutions will focus on health. But being healthy is more than just exercising, eating right and drinking water. Whether you are young, old or somewhere in between, prevention and early detection can significantly reduce your risk of illness, disability or an early death. As baseball legend Mickey Mantle once said, "If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." Many of us probably feel the same about our current health status. 



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Staff Sergeant Mark Thompson convinced the Army that having type-1 diabetes should not keep him from serving in Iraq. Thompson, 28, is an Iowa native. He has been married for nine years and has a son, Kyle, who is two years old. He has always had something of a travel bug, and it was this desire to see the world that inspired Thompson to join the Army. That, and the stories he heard from his college roommate -- an older student who had served in the Vietnam War. As Thompson listened, the Army started to sound like an adventure.


 

  
 
 
 

 

 

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