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American Heart Month

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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and it is crucial that we all take care of our hearts. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women? One in four people pass from heart disease every year and those rates are shocking. Heart disease can affect anyone and everyone, so it is key to take care of your heart.

Plaque buildup in the arteries is the most common problem that is associated with heart disease ...

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Share your Heart on Organ Donor Day

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Share your Heart on Organ Donor Day

While much of the world is celebrating Valentine’s Day this February 14, it’s important to take some time to observe another event about giving one’s heart away. February 14 is National Organ Donor Day.

Organ donation is a lifesaving medical procedure that removes healthy organs from a donor and transplants them into a recipient who is in need of the organ due to some kind of illness. Donor organs can come from living donors or from a donor who has recently ...

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Knowledge is Power to be Drug Free

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Knowledge is Power to be Drug Free

Launched in 2010 by scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week seeks to counteract the kinds of misinformation teens and young adults may get from the internet, social media, and society in general. The point of the week is to connect teens and communities with scientists who can give up-to-date and accurate information about the effects of drugs and alcohol.

The event, hosted by the NIDA and co-sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol ...

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Keep an Eye on Stalking Awareness Month

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Keep an Eye on Stalking Awareness Month

This January marks National Stalking Awareness Month. The act of stalking is something that is a problem across the country. Unfortunately, the act of stalking is never quite defined the same way from one jurisdiction to another. Different jurisdictions have differing legal definitions of what stalking is for the purpose of criminal charges, but the Stalking Resource Center defines the act of stalking to be “a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person ...

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Safe Toys for a Happy Christmas

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Safe Toys for a Happy Christmas

The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to finish up those last minute shopping trips. Getting the right gift for everyone is important, but there’s something that is even more important. It isn’t just about getting that toy that will make the kids squeal with glee on Christmas morning. It’s about getting a toy that will make them happy and will be safe for them to play with.

Vast numbers of toys are produced every year, and the greatest spike ...

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The Best Way to Avoid Getting Sick—Wash Your Hands

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The Best Way to Avoid Getting Sick—Wash Your Hands

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The End of Alzheimer ’s disease

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The End of Alzheimer ’s disease

As we’ve spent this month in thankfulness of the people that we love and the things we have been gifted with, we should not forget about those who suffer. This month marks the observance of National Alzheimer’s Awareness month.

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder that typically affects the elderly. It is a form of dementia, one of the most common neurological disorders that affects memory and the ability to complete daily tasks. While Alzheimer’s is not the only kind of ...

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Sometimes Sweets Aren’t Sweet

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Sometimes Sweets Aren’t Sweet

Among the many things that are observed in November is Diabetes Awareness Month. During the month of November, healthcare professionals seek to share information and raise awareness of the difficulties that are associated with a diagnosis of diabetes. By raising awareness, healthcare workers hope to reduce the instances of diabetes in adults and children.

There are two common types of diabetes—Type 1 and Type 2. Both types of diabetes are related to the ways in which the body responds to insulin. ...

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Make the Pledge: It’s Red Ribbon Week

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Make the Pledge: It’s Red Ribbon Week

This week, students and schools across the country observed Red Ribbon Week. The week seeks to bring awareness to students and administrators about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use.

Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 as a campaign by the National Family Partnership. The grassroots organization, originally known as the National Federation of Parents for a Drug Free Youth, sponsors Red Ribbon Week each October from the 23 through 31. The movement began as a tribute to slain DEA ...

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Hungry? If not, thank a farmer.

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Hungry? If not, thank a farmer.

Sunday October 16th is World Food Day. On this day each year, nations and communities around the world focus on food security and the needs of underserved populations and family farmers.

It’s strange to imagine a world where very few people have enough food in order to be full and meet their daily nutritional requirements. Unfortunately, this is the reality for an estimated 805 million people across the world. The Food and Agriculture Department of the United Nations estimates that 24% ...

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