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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Essential Health Screenings to Schedule this Men’s Health Month

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Health screenings and tests that we suggest scheduling during Men’s Health Month. June is Men’s Health Month.  As the name suggests, this month encourages men to take better care of themselves.  To acknowledge the important message of this month, here are some health tests and screenings that we suggest to consider scheduling. Prostate Cancer Screening

Let’s Snack Smarter on Our Next Road Trip

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Here are some suggestions for smarter road trip snacking. Summer is road trip season!  For those of us who are planning to embark on a driving vacation, packing snacks might not be the first thing on our minds.  However, keeping our passengers, especially children, well-fed is the best way to keep tensions at a minimum. 

Let’s Celebrate Maurice Sendak’s Birthday

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Here’s some interesting facts about this famed children’s author and illustrator on the occasion of his birthday. Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) is best known as the author and illustrator of the famous children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.”  He is also known as the illustrator for the “Little Bear”

Happy Birthday, Nikki Giovanni!

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Let’s honor this iconic poet and Civil Rights activist on her birthday. On June 7th, 1943, Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni, Jr. was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She graduated magna cum laude from Fisk in 1967 with a B.A. in history. Growing up during the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., Giovanni established herself as one of the leading

These Indoor Plants Likely Improve Air Quality

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It’s highly possible we may be able to breathe better with the help of these houseplants. We all care about our loved ones, and the last thing that we want to do is expose them to dangerous pollutants in the air.  Fortunately, there are many common indoor plants that have air filtering capabilities.We’d like to

How We May be Able to Avoid Food Poisoning This Summer

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Here are some food safety tips forthis summer. Every year, 48 million Americans fall ill after eating contaminated food.  Because summer is a popular time for outdoor dining, the risk for food poisoning is usuallyhigher during this season.  To ensure that we and our loved ones do not get sick this summer, here are some

Let’s Observe Stand for Children Day

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Celebrating Stand for Children Day. Stand for Children Day first started on June 1, 1996, when the Children’s Defense Fund organized the largest demonstration for children in history.  The demonstration brought over 300,000 people to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  After this historic demonstration, June 1st became known as Stand for