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Popular Toys in 2013 and Toys to Avoid

The holiday gift giving season is in full swing and you may be wondering what to buy for the kids on your list. You may also be wondering what to avoid.

Every year big retailers like Toys R Us, Amazon and Walmart, compile lists of what they expect to be the most popular toys during […]

Hunger and Food Insecurity

‘Tis the season of giving! If you’d like to donate your time, money or other resources, look no further than your local food pantry.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 14.5% of American households face hunger[1]. What does this mean? This means that some Americans experience “food insecurity” or that access to […]

Handwashing Saves Lives!

Frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Handwashing requires only soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer — a cleanser that doesn’t require water.

What’s the right way to wash your hands?

Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap. […]

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, observed on December 1st, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and to honor people who have died.       Why is World AIDS Day important?

Globally, an estimated 34 million people are living with HIV1. More […]

Celebrate the Great American Smokeout!

Today, join others around the nation who are participating in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout! Annually, on the third day of November, smokers are encouraged to remain smoke-free for 24 hours or choose this day to quit smoking altogether.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans smoke, making tobacco use in the United States […]

The Sandwich Deluxe Generation

November is National Family Caregivers Awareness Month. Here is what one of our staff had to say about being a family caregiver:

Many of us have been exposed to the terms Sandwich Generation and the Family Caregiver. Whether you are in this situation or watching and supporting friends who are, one thing for sure is…it […]

Lung Cancer Strikes Nonsmokers Too

When talking about lung cancer, most people would consider it a disease associated with smokers. However, new research has found that the number of nonsmokers being diagnosed with lung cancer has increased. According to American Cancer Society, every year, 16,000 to 24,000 Americans die of lung cancer though they have never smoked. The causes of […]

Breast Cancer Deadline: 2020

“In 1961, President Kennedy challenged this country to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and the Apollo program was born. The seemingly impossible challenge President Kennedy issued became breathtaking reality only 98 months later. It is time to reawaken this impulse to do great things and to honor our […]

October 21-25: National Health Education Week

There is a classic parable in the Health Education world that is often used to demonstrate the importance of prevention. There are several variations on the story, but essentially it boils down to this:

The other day, I was enjoying a walk along a beautiful river. Suddenly, I heard a panicked shout for help. […]

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a serious crime and health issue that we don’t often talk about. The secrecy that surrounds domestic violence is one of the reasons why is still persists. To help change that, every October we celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is an opportunity, as individuals, families, and communities, to reflect on the […]