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The Importance of Cancer Screenings

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Cancer screening is an extremely important process that everyone should consider periodically. It is an unfortunate reality that cancer is so pervasive in our world, but that makes the process all the more necessary. Receiving a screening now could save you and your loved ones heartache down the road. Below are just some of the … More

How to Use an Epinephrine Injector

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Allergies usually produce mild symptoms like sneezing and congestion. However, people that are hypersensitive to an allergen may experience anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention. Most people that are susceptible to anaphylaxis are aware of their condition and carry an epinephrine injector with them at all times. These … More

Hand Hygiene

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Having good hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. When you can’t get to a sink, experts recommend you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. To remain healthy and to avoid spreading germs, it’s a good idea to keep in mind some general hand hygiene best practices. Soap and … More

The Importance of Teaching Kids About Money Management

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Money Smart Week occurs from April 22-27. It is six days of presentations by community groups, financial institutions, government agencies, educational organizations and financial experts, which are designed to help people better manage their personal finances. Although kids aren’t typically tasked with the duty of paying bills, it is important to teach them proper money … More

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How to Report Suspected Child Abuse

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In 2015, an estimated 683,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect, with 1,670 dying as a result, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Child abuse could very well be happening to a fellow classmate in your child’s school, a teen in your neighborhood or a child you come into contact … More

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3 Ways to Get More Steps in During the Workday

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Leave the car keys at home on April 7—it’s national Walk to Work Day! Originally promoted by Prevention magazine in 2004, the day was later endorsed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a way to encourage people to combat sedentary lifestyles by incorporating more walking into their daily lives. But because … More

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Growing a Greener Garden

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March is National Nutrition Month, and there’s no better way to round out a healthy diet than with fresh vegetables. While frugal herbivores can save big on grocery bills by growing their own produce, many of us weren’t born with a green thumb, making it difficult to grow and maintain a vibrant garden. Thankfully, aspiring … More

Take a Weekend to Spring Clean—for Your Health!

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To prepare for their new year, many Chinese believe spring cleaning their houses from top to bottom removes bad luck that’s accumulated during the year to make room for good fortune instead. While this is only one of a few possible origins of the concept of “spring cleaning,” we know that the benefits of thoroughly … More

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Three Educational Activities to Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

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Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is March 13-19, 2017, and is an effort to increases public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Throughout the month, BAW and its partners organize activities to educate their communities about the brain. If you have a budding neuroscientist in your family, consider taking the time to bring … More

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