Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness December 5, 2018

4 Ways Your Community Can Join In the Fight for an AIDS-free Future

Julia S., Editor

This World AIDS Day, raise awareness about AIDS and the global spread of HIV. Encourage your community to participate in the fight to end AIDS by educating themselves on this disease and the importance of getting tested for HIV. 1. Learn the Basi...

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Health & Wellness November 15, 2018

Cold or Flu? The Simplest Way to Tell Them Apart

Julia S., Editor

We are now in flu season – and it is expected to pick up soon, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Knowing whether you have the flu or a common cold isn't always straightforward, especially since many of their sympto...

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Health & Wellness November 13, 2018

The Great American Smokeout Encourages You to Pass on Puffing

Amanda S., Editor

The Great American Smokeout might conjure up images of juicy smoked briskets and delectable racks of saucy ribs, but that's not what this event is about. It carries far more weight than that. The American Cancer Society has been hosting the Great ...

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Health & Wellness November 1, 2018

Caregivers, Don't Forget to Care for Yourselves!

Heather M., Editor

If you’re a caregiver to your spouse, parent, child or other loved one, be proud! Your efforts enhance the quality of that person's life. This gift you give every single day is recognized during National Family Caregivers Month every November. H...

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Health & Wellness, Home Life September 20, 2018

Drug Addiction Hurts Families: Where to Turn if Your Mom or Dad Is Using Drugs

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Drug addiction puts a lot of stress on parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents – anyone who is part of the home. When family members take drugs: You can’t count on them to do what they say they will do. They may forget or get distracte...

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Health & Wellness September 18, 2018

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Heather M., Editor

About 13% of American men will get prostate cancer, and 2% to 3% will die from it. Be Aware of the Risk Factors You are more likely to get prostate cancer after age 40. If your father, son or brother had prostate cancer, you are at increa...

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Health & Wellness September 6, 2018

Take Control of Chronic Pain with Complementary Treatments that Can Help You Cope

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Chronic pain can rob you of your health, happiness and quality of life. September is National Pain Awareness Month, a good reminder to evaluate your patient’s, family member’s or personal pain management strategy and put the focus on living the fu...

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Health & Wellness, Home Life August 30, 2018

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips to Keep You Out of the ER

Katherine E., Editor

Are you one of the millions of Americans planning a final summer getaway this Labor Day weekend? According to the NHTSA, Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous holidays of the year on American roads. This year, enjoy your last few days of ...

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Health & Wellness August 21, 2018

It's National Immunization Month: How Much Do You Know About Vaccination?

Katherine E., Editor

Are you up to date with your vaccines? Immunizations aren’t just for children. In fact, the protection that some childhood vaccines offer wear off over time. Because of your age, health condition, lifestyle, profession, travel and other factors, y...

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Health & Wellness July 24, 2018

Traveler Health: Need vaccinations for your next destination?

Katherine E., Editor

Planning to travel abroad? It’s easy to get carried away by the excitement of planning a vacation or caught up in other details when traveling for business. But when organizing your visit, don’t forget to consider your health and whether your vacc...

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