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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Let’s Educate Ourselves This National Autism Awareness Month

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Let’s all make an effort to get informed this National Autism Awareness Month. April is National Autism Awareness Month.  This monthly designation was born in 1970 as part of the Autism Society’s ongoing efforts to promote autism awareness and dispel some of the common misconceptions surrounding individuals on the autism spectrum.  This year, the Autism

How We Can Observe National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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How we can educate our teens about the realities of drug and alcohol abuse. Today kicks off National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), a weeklong health observance held from Monday, March 30th through Sunday, April 5th.  The goal of this week is to shatter the myths that popular media create about drug and alcohol

How We Can Get A Better Night’s Sleep

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Let’s conquer our sleep struggles. Across the United States, millions struggle with sleep problems.  While the occasional restless night won’t hurt us, chronic sleep issues can have debilitating effects on our health.  For those of us who are struggling to get the restorative sleep our bodies and minds need, here are several suggestions. Create a Comfortable Sleep

How We Can Get Involved This American Red Cross Month

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Celebrate American Red Cross Month this March. March is American Red Cross Month, an annual designation that recognizes and celebrates everything the American Red Cross does to help those who need it the most.  This month is also dedicated to thanking the everyday heroes who volunteer their time during disasters to help the Red Cross make

Suggestions as to How We Can Support a Loved One Suffering from Depression

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What we can do to help someone suffering from depression. Depression may be one of the most debilitating and frightening mental illnesses.  For those of us who have loved ones suffering from depression, it is highly likely that it may be challenging to offer the support that they need. However, it’s important to remember that even

How We Can Support Our Teens To Abandon Toxic Relationships

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Suggestions as to how we can offer support to our teens. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a month dedicated to creating awareness for the growing epidemic of teen dating violence. As parents, the very idea of our teens beingin an abusive or toxic relationship is most likely abhorrent and heartbreaking.  This is why it’s

What We Could Be Doing Instead of Staring at Our Smart Devices

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Here are some of the productive things we could be doing instead of playing around with our devices. In this day and age, it can feel like we are inseparable from our devices. While in general, most of them assist us with our communication, our research, our news gathering, our downtime.  However, the more time that we