Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness, Home Life November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving Food Safety: How to Prepare and Store Your Turkey

Clarissa S., Editor

There is nothing better than gathering around the dining room table with your whole family to enjoy a delicious turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. It is a time-honored American tradition that the entire Nation looks forward to participating in every y...

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Health & Wellness, Military Life October 30, 2019

Simple Self-Care Strategies for Caregiver Success

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Being a caregiver may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life.  It is not an easy role, and most of us are never prepared for it. Take the steps to make sure you and your care recipient are both living the best lives ...

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Health & Wellness, Home Life October 24, 2019

The Flu and Seniors

Zena L., Editor

Flu season is fast approaching. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define flu season as occurring (generally) between October and May with peak activity between December and February. The flu and seniors is an important thing to ...

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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, 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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