Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness October 12, 2017

Healing from Depression: Are People in Your Community Familiar with the Treatment Options?

Heather M., Editor

You may be aware that depression is a common disorder, but did you know that of the 19 million adult Americans affected by it, only about one-third get the necessary treatment? Don’t let people in your community slip through the cracks – teach the...

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Health & Wellness October 3, 2017

From Self-Exams to Mammograms: Encourage Women to Take Action to Lower Their Risk of Breast Cancer

Erika S., Editor in Chief

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month – the perfect time to wear a pink ribbon and spread the word about the steps women can take to detect breast cancer. First, some facts: Both women and men can get breast cancer, though it is much more ...

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Health & Wellness September 28, 2017

Quitting Alcohol: Top 10 Strategies to Cut Down on Drinking for Good

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Whether we’re socializing with friends, celebrating a big milestone or unwinding after a stressful day, alcohol plays a big role in our social lives. For some, enjoying a cocktail is a once-in-a-while thing, but for others drinking too much alcoho...

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Health & Wellness September 27, 2017

Who Should Get Their Prostate Checked? Kick Off National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by Helping Your Community Understand Their Cancer Risks

Maggie K., Senior Editor

In recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, program managers and leaders must help raise awareness about this critical disease within their communities. All men need to answer these vital questions: Am I over 50? Is there a history...

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Health & Wellness September 26, 2017

Coming Together to Heal Together: Understanding Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic

Julia S., Editor

Drug addiction is a complex illness – it is painful for the person with the substance use disorder, and it is also heartbreaking for family and friends to watch their loved one suffer. September is National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month: Make...

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Health & Wellness August 31, 2017

School Lunch Tips for Growing Healthy Minds and Bodies

Christina D., Senior Editor

Kids need good nutrition to learn. Without the right fuel, they won’t have the energy they need to stay focused. When kids benefit from a healthy and delicious lunch, the whole school community benefits. Cook up an appetite for learning in your sc...

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Health & Wellness August 16, 2017

Get the Shot, Not the Flu: An Important Vaccine to Add to Your To-Do List This Fall

Julia S., Editor

As August days slip by, September – and a new school year – are right around the corner. Your community knows the typical drill to prepare for the back-to-school season: school supplies, a well-stocked fridge, warmer clothes – the list goes on. On...

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