Health & Wellness

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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Health & Wellness February 15, 2018

Good Loving: Building Respect, Honesty and Trust at the Heart of Healthy Relationships

Christina D., Senior Editor

Respect, honesty and trust are important hallmarks of healthy relationships. In healthy relationships, people talk honestly, listen well, and trust and respect each other. In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one person tries to exert control ...

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Health & Wellness February 8, 2018

Keep Your Finger on the Pulse: Find Out If You’re at Risk for Heart Disease

The leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. is heart disease. With that in mind, do you know if you have a healthy heart? While you may think that your habits and lifestyle arent’t that terrible, you may be surprised to find that...

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Health & Wellness January 30, 2018

The Flu Bug That Won't Quit: Why We Are Not out of the Clear Yet

Julia S., Editor

This flu season has proven to be quite overwhelming: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), their influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity indicators have already passed those during the peak of the 2014-2015 season. And t...

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Health & Wellness January 18, 2018

This New Year, Flex Your Resolution Muscles and Celebrate Motivation!

Christina D., Senior Editor

What do the winter holidays mean for you? Joy and celebration? Indulgence and comfort? Family gatherings and home cooking? For some, the holiday season tests their self-control and delivers temptation at every turn. Many people overeat, drink e...

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Health & Wellness January 9, 2018

A New Year, Another Broken New Year's Resolution? This Year, Give Yourself a Break and Try These Tips Instead

Katherine E., Editor

It’s that time of year again – the holidays have come and gone, the new year is upon us, and after the excess and indulgence of the festive season, we’re all in need of a health boost. Every January, about 40% of Americans make New Year’s resoluti...

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Health & Wellness December 21, 2017

Here's the Skinny: It Isn't Too Late to Get in Shape

Katherine E., Editor

There's no shortage of advice on nutrition, fitness and healthy living out there. With so many diet fads, health gurus, fitness regimes and wellness practices, it’s difficult for people to know what is right for them, those they love and their com...

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Health & Wellness December 14, 2017

Kick the Habit: 6 Steps to Quit Smoking and Live a Tobacco-Free Life

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Smoking stinks. Everyone knows this. It’s bad for every organ in the body and is the leading cause of lung cancer. Yet, tobacco use in the U.S. is still responsible for 480,000 deaths each year. In fact, smokers die about 10 years earlier than non...

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Health & Wellness December 12, 2017

Promoting Healthy Living Pays Off: Help Your Employees or Community Focus on Nutrition and Fitness

Heather M., Editor

With the holiday season upon us, it's a good time for people to think about their New Year's resolutions and start getting back in shape. Business and community leaders, take note: This is the perfect time of year to promote well-being. Help th...

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