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Community Health: Education, Prevention & Inspiration 2020

Winter Health and Safety

Winter is well on its way and it is important to be prepared for the accompanying frigid temperatures, snow, and ice. Here are a few tips to make sure you are ready to stay safe and healthy through the threats winter presents. First, wear clothing appropriate for the outdoor weather, such as a...
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Recognize potential signs of abuse

A recent ad informs viewers of a hand signal that can be used to alert others that they may need assistance because they are in a domestic violence situation. While the signal has yet to be adopted widely, this ad serves as a reminder that these circumstances continue to affect individuals and...
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A different kind of back to school

At the start of the 2020-21 school year, we see displays of face masks alongside the traditional school supplies of notebooks, pens and pencils. Whether your student is a preschooler or college student, it is quite likely going back to school looks at least a little different this year. With many...
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Protection with Vaccination

Immunizations work by training our body to fight against infectious diseases. Vaccines are made using a weak form of the virus or bacteria that causes the disease, toxins created by microorganisms, or protein products made in a lab. Vaccines are administered to help the body develop antibodies...
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Take care of yourself this summer

Summer is here again and with it comes extra factors to consider for your health particularly when spending time out in the sun and heat! Remember to stay hydrated. Many people drink water only when they are thirsty, but by that time, they are already dehydrated. Watch for signs of dehydration...
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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is alcohol awareness month. We may be exposed to pleasant advertisements and messages for alcoholic drinks, so it is important to remember the risks associated with alcohol use. If you are of legal drinking age and choose to drink, please drink responsibly....
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Make Yourself Count

When you were a young child, did you ever have a hard time getting others to listen to you or wanting your voice to be heard around the dinner table or at a family party? Have you ever tried making a point at a gathering or meeting only to be talked over? There are many instances where you might...
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Take Care of Yourself During a Global Health Crisis

Few would disagree we are experiencing unprecedented times. Stress levels are high as we adjust to working remotely, disruptions in regular schedules, challenges in securing daily essentials and uncertainty as to what comes next. Now more than ever, it is important to utilize tools of self-care....
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Coronavirus Disease 2019


There has been extensive media coverage on the coronavirus these last few weeks and it has caused great concern globally. It was previously referred to as 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, however, the official name announced by the World Health Organization is...
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Getting a good night's sleep

Have you been staying up late to catch up on your favorite shows or social media? Perhaps, your busy schedule has pushed your bedtime back later than you would like. After all, many of us are juggling work, social and philanthropic activities, and adding on our loved one’s schedules to the mix,...
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