Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness June 21, 2018

Move It! Curbing Childhood Obesity with Simple Physical Activity

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Did you know about one in three American children and teens is either overweight or suffering from childhood obesity? And they are experiencing diseases that are usually only seen in adults, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2...

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Health & Wellness June 13, 2018

Be the Reason Someone You Know Seeks Support: Speak Openly About Suicide and Learn the Warning Signs

Erika S., Editor in Chief

People rarely talk openly about suicide. But talking openly and honestly about emotional distress and suicide is OK. It will not make someone more suicidal or put the idea of suicide in his or her mind. Suicide is a serious public health proble...

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Health & Wellness May 31, 2018

JUULing: A Look at the Next Generation of E-cigarettes

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Did you know that American youth are more likely than adults to use e-cigarettes? In fact, in 2016, more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes. Since prolonged nicotine exposure can harm adolescent brain development...

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Health & Wellness May 22, 2018

Don't Miss a Beat! Keep Tabs on Your Blood Pressure for a Healthy Heart

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Healthy living starts with taking care of your heart to ensure normal blood pressure. A nutritious diet, plenty of exercise and good lifestyle habits (e.g., no smoking or drinking)  all contribute to good heart health. Give your community the tool...

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Health & Wellness May 17, 2018

Getting Back on Our Feet: Help Your Employees Achieve a More Active Lifestyle at Work

Julia S., Editor

It is no secret that most of us spend too much time sitting and not enough time moving. While we can schedule in exercise and limit how much TV we watch, a big hurdle to achieving a more active lifestyle lies in the nature of our jobs and workplac...

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Health & Wellness May 15, 2018

Can't Seem to Shake Off the Blues? Watch Out for These Red Flags of Depression

Katherine E., Editor

We’re all familiar with the ups and downs of life, being in a bad mood and the feeling of sadness. But when feeling down won’t go away and your everyday life is impacted, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is a common, serious illnes...

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Health & Wellness May 8, 2018

Heal Your Heart: Tips for Lowering High Blood Pressure

Maggie K., Senior Editor

High blood pressure affects more than 100 million Americans. Untreated, it can lead to heart attack or stroke. The good news, however, is that high blood pressure can be reversed with just a few simple lifestyle changes. For more informatio...

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Health & Wellness May 3, 2018

Healthy Shifts for Wellness and Fitness

Heather M., Editor

The idea of getting fit can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin or see too many hurdles to success. Help the people in your community, workplace or school get started with small, manageable shifts to more exercise and a healthier diet...

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Health & Wellness May 1, 2018

No Joke. Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine

Michele B., Senior Editor

Chronic stress is plaguing Americans. In November 2017, the results of the annual Stress In America survey, conducted by the American Psychological Association, revealed a significant increase in the percentage of Americans suffering from symptoms...

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Health & Wellness April 17, 2018

Recognizing the Signs of an Alcohol Use Disorder and 5 Tips to Keeping Your Glass Half Full

Erika S., Editor in Chief

How much alcohol is too much? It could mean drinking too much at one time, drinking too often, or both. An alcohol use disorder is a significant public health concern in the U.S. Many people struggle with controlling their drinking at some time...

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