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Take Time To Get A Flu Vaccine

— Flu vaccines help to reduce the burden of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths on the health care system each year. This season, all flu vaccines will be designed to protect against the four flu viruses that research indicates will be most common. Vaccination of people at higher risk of developing serious flu complications is especially... Read More

All About Diabetes

— Diabetes affects how the body handles carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and it can cause high blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are regulated by insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas, which can depend on your eating habits. Diabetes is the number one cause of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This disease is a condition... Read More

Mental Health Awareness and Prevention: World Mental Health Day is October 10

— Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor... Read More

Train Your Brain Day on October 13

— We always hear about the health benefits of adding physical exercise into our daily routine, but what about exercising our brains? Keep your mind sharp by challenging yourself with brainteasers, trying new activities, and trivia. Here are some suggestions for staying sharp, or training your brain to get even sharper! Play online or download apps... Read More

Sweetest Day – October 16

— The first Sweetest Day in history took place in October of 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. Organized by a committee of candymakers, all sorts of candies were delivered to low-income people throughout the city with the message that this Saturday in October was the “sweetest day of the year.” A recent trend has shown that more... Read More

October is Physical Therapy Month

— Physical therapy is treatment of muscles, nerves and body structures. The goal of Physical Therapy is to restore the body to its optimum level of function. Physical Therapy Benefits Enhanced ability to walk Improved mobility Pain management Restoration of balance Enhanced ability to transfer Strengthening

Try Meatless Mondays during Vegetarian Month

— The meatless meal movement initially began during World War I when meat was scarce and was revitalized during WWII, so more meat could be allocated to the war effort. This meatless meal idea was once again revived in the early 2000s as “Meatless Mondays,” a health-focused marketing campaign for the USDA. The campaign centered on... Read More

Washing hands prevents illnesses and spread of infections to others

— Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands. This helps prevent infections because: People frequently touch their eyes,... Read More

Patriot Day: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

— September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy in New York City. This day is recognized as a tribute to those who passed away or were injured, as well as honoring first responders and defenders of our nation’s freedom. An annual ceremony takes place at Ground Zero, also known as... Read More

National Indoor Plant Week

— National Indoor Plant Week is recognized during the third week of September and there is no better time to add a little flora to your home. If you are thinking about plant ownership but aren’t confident in the greenness of your thumb, worry not! Here is an introduction to different types of house plants that... Read More