Health & Wellness

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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Health & Wellness, Uncategorized April 12, 2018

Healing the Hurt After Rape and Sexual Assault: How You Can Help a Survivor

Katherine E., Editor

Do you know a survivor of rape or sexual assault? The impact on survivors’ lives is heavy – many carry the weight of the trauma with them for years. The rippling effects of the incident(s) influence many facets of their lives. It can be hard to kn...

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Health & Wellness April 10, 2018

Opioid Overdose: Know the Signs. Save a Life.

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Opioid overdoses happen everyday across the U.S. Educate the members of your community to recognize an overdose emergency - it can mean the difference between life and death. For more information on health and wellness products, browse the ...

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Health & Wellness April 10, 2018

Heart Attack Symptoms: Men vs. Women

Maggie K., Senior Editor

With almost 800,000 Americans experiencing heart attacks every year, it’s vital that everyone know the symptoms. Help the men and women in your community spot the signs of a heart attack so they can act fast!       &...

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Health & Wellness March 29, 2018

Is Your Child on the Spectrum? Spotting the Signs and Symptoms of Autism

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S. In fact, one in 68 American children has been diagnosed with ASD. It is a lifelong disorder that is usually diagnosed by age 3 (sometimes as early as ...

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Health & Wellness March 15, 2018

You Are What You Eat: Smart Eating Tricks at Your Fingertips

Katherine E., Editor

Smart eating isn’t what you don’t eat; it’s what you do eat. When making food choices, everyone must choose wisely. A proper diet and nutrition is key to good health, peak performance, disease resistance and overall wellness. It provides the body ...

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Health & Wellness March 8, 2018

A Concussion Can Leave a Lasting Impact: Coach Your Community on How to Recognize and Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt or other head injury causes damage to the brain. The severity of the injury ranges from mild to severe. Mild: a brief disorientation or loss of consciousness Severe: an extended ...

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Health & Wellness February 27, 2018

Five Heart-Healthy Habits to Lower Your Risk of High Blood Pressure

Erika S., Editor in Chief

High blood pressure can quietly damage your body for years. This “silent killer” has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. The only way to know is to measure your blood pressure. Encourage your community to fin...

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Health & Wellness February 22, 2018

“We Need to Talk…” 4 Tips for Discussing Traumatic Events with Children

Maggie K., Senior Editor

A parent’s natural instinct is to protect their child from enduring any kind of pain or trauma. But, in today’s world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to shield children from disturbing or stressful situations. From gun violence to natural d...

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Health & Wellness February 20, 2018

Get to the Heart of the Matter: Controlling Cholesterol

Heather M., Editor

Having high cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. However, you can guide people in your community through some simple lifestyle changes to help them control their cholesterol levels. Not All Cholesterol Is Bad! There’s a bi...

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