Category: Health Observances

How to get–and stay–heart-healthy

  February is American Heart Month, an important time to think about your heart’s health and learn more about how to get, and stay, heart-healthy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and impacts approximately 26.6 million Americans. About half of the U.S. population has…
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Feeling down? Know when to get help

  Life’s pressures, too little sleep, or suffering a loss or disappointment can all affect your moods and emotional health. Small or large setbacks can seem like the end of the world. If your feelings of sadness, irritability, or hopelessness don’t go away, it could be depression. Depression is a serious condition that affects 15…
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Alcohol addiction: How to take back control

  Alcohol Awareness Month is recognized in April. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused drugs. It’s also common to wonder if you—or someone you care about—may be addicted to alcohol. Addiction is usually a gradual progression that starts with overuse, and then may move to dependence and addiction. These signs may indicate that…
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Stay safe on the road by staying focused

  April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, an opportunity to reconsider your on-the-road habits to ensure you and others safely arrive at your destination. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3,000 people died in 2015 due to accidents caused by distracted driving. While texting may be the most well-known cause of…
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