Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness October 8, 2019

How to Spot Breast Cancer Warning Signs and Reduce Your Risk

Clarissa S., Editor

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the U.S., and about one in eight women will have it at some point in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to learn more about breast cancer,...

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Health & Wellness September 18, 2019

The Opioid Epidemic: How to Prevent Addiction and Overdose

Clarissa S., Editor

The opioid crisis affects millions of Americans and takes the lives of thousands every year. While opioids can be prescribed by doctors, millions of people misuse them, often leading to life-threatening addiction. Learn more about the opioid epide...

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Health & Wellness, Home Life, Military Life September 12, 2019

Don't Be a Distracted Parent

Zena L., Editor

You’re the loving parent of two young children and your day is full of demands, from making dinner and cleaning up, to folding laundry and replying to that urgent text from your best friend… Are you a distracted parent? Multitasking and Distracte...

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Health & Wellness August 14, 2019

Immunization Awareness: Vaccinations Are Not Just for Kids

Heather M., Editor

Certain diseases – some with deadly effects – can be prevented through vaccination. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM): During this time, encourage the people in your community to learn about what vaccines they and their family...

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Education, Health & Wellness July 24, 2019

Campus Dating Safety: What Students Need to Know About Consent

Clarissa S., Editor

While most students understand that sexual assault is unacceptable, many don't know what is considered sexual assault. Students need a complete understanding of consent to create a safe campus culture. The six Cs of consent, listed below, can help...

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Health & Wellness, Home Life July 17, 2019

Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illness With These Safety Tips

Amanda S., Editor

Imagine you're sitting on a lakefront property at dusk with a cozy bonfire roaring in front of you and a rustic cabin nestled behind you. You have nothing on your mind except rest, relaxation and rejuvenation and then... buzzzzz! You are surrounde...

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Health & Wellness, Work Life & Safety May 30, 2019

Stress in Emergency Responders: Know the Warning Signs

Krystina C., Editor

Emergency responders are usually the first on the scene to face challenging and stressful situations. They are also the first to reach out to disaster survivors and provide them with emotional and physical support. These duties, although criticall...

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Health & Wellness May 15, 2019

High Blood Pressure Education: Help Your Family Member Keep It Under Control

Clarissa S., Editor

What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure (HBP) is a disease in which blood flows through blood vessels at a higher than normal pressure. It is sometimes referred to as hypertension. Potential complications associated with HBP are chronic ...

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Health & Wellness, Security & Preparedness April 30, 2019

Less Stress Is Best: Effective Self-Care for First Responders

Amanda S., Editor

From personal emergencies to large-scale natural disasters, first responders play a vital role in keeping us safe. Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel face trauma every day and are constantly putting their lives on the line for others. This...

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Health & Wellness April 23, 2019

Safe Sex Is Better Sex: 10 Steps to Prevent STIs

Julia S., Editor

STIs ­(sexually transmitted infections) are spread by sexual contact and can affect anyone. The truth of the matter is that if you’re sexually active, you can get an STI – which is why it’s so important to know how to protect yourself. Read and sh...

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