Health & Wellness October 12, 2017

Healing from Depression: Are People in Your Community Familiar with the Treatment Options?

Heather M., Editor

You may be aware that depression is a common disorder, but did you know that of the 19 million adult Americans affected by it, only about one-third get the necessary treatment? Don’t let people in your community slip through the cracks – teach the...

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Security & Preparedness October 10, 2017

Cybersecurity Smarts for the Cyber Citizen: Stay Safe Online

Katherine E., Editor

Recently, Equifax announced a major data breach, exposing millions of American’s Social Security numbers and other sensitive information. Around the globe, ransomware malware locks up personal data and sends victims messages requesting online paym...

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Education October 5, 2017

The Hurt is Heavy: Bullying in Schools Needs Our Attention Now More Than Ever

Julia S., Editor

Every child has the right to feel safe at home, at school and in their community. Bullying makes this feeling much harder to achieve. Bullying can take place anywhere: at school, at parties, online, through text messages – not always where educato...

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Health & Wellness October 3, 2017

From Self-Exams to Mammograms: Encourage Women to Take Action to Lower Their Risk of Breast Cancer

Erika S., Editor in Chief

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month – the perfect time to wear a pink ribbon and spread the word about the steps women can take to detect breast cancer. First, some facts: Both women and men can get breast cancer, though it is much more ...

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Health & Wellness September 28, 2017

Quitting Alcohol: Top 10 Strategies to Cut Down on Drinking for Good

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Whether we’re socializing with friends, celebrating a big milestone or unwinding after a stressful day, alcohol plays a big role in our social lives. For some, enjoying a cocktail is a once-in-a-while thing, but for others drinking too much alcoho...

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Health & Wellness September 27, 2017

Who Should Get Their Prostate Checked? Kick Off National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by Helping Your Community Understand Their Cancer Risks

Maggie K., Senior Editor

In recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, program managers and leaders must help raise awareness about this critical disease within their communities. All men need to answer these vital questions: Am I over 50? Is there a history...

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Health & Wellness September 26, 2017

Coming Together to Heal Together: Understanding Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic

Julia S., Editor

Drug addiction is a complex illness – it is painful for the person with the substance use disorder, and it is also heartbreaking for family and friends to watch their loved one suffer. September is National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month: Make...

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Security & Preparedness September 21, 2017

The Hazards of Hurricanes: What You Can Do to Weather the Storm

Katherine E., Editor

In recent weeks, the powerful force of a hurricane has been felt by millions of people in the Caribbean and Southern United States. If you aren’t directly affected, you’ve likely seen images of, or at least, heard about the damage and destruction ...

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Security & Preparedness September 20, 2017

Beat the Bite: Effective Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips to Stay Safe in the Great Outdoors

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Mosquitoes are the tiny pests that ruin anyone’s outdoor fun in a big way. They’re a nuisance, they love to bite and they leave itchy welts on every body part. Most alarming, however, is that many species of mosquitoes are riddled with disease – c...

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Security & Preparedness September 12, 2017

Ready and Resilient: Preparing Families Today for What Could Happen Tomorrow

Katherine E., Editor

Emergencies and disasters can happen suddenly and have devastating consequences. Quite often, people who consider themselves “prepared” aren’t as prepared as they think. Is your community prepared for the unexpected? Get started now and inform cit...

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