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March is Nutrition Month

March 1, 2021 — Good nutrition makes such an impact in our lives, which is why it is so important! By following these simple tips, good nutrition doesn’t have to be difficult. Your daily diet should include fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, dairy products, meats and other protein-rich foods. How large of a portion you should eat depends upon your caloric... Read More

Eight Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program

February 6, 2021 — 1. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. The CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, as an additional layer of safety monitoring to increase our ability to rapidly detect any safety issues with COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a... Read More

Cardiac Rehabilitation May Help Heal Your Heart

February 3, 2021 — If you have had a heart attack or other heart problem, cardiac rehabilitation could be an important part of your recovery. Cardiac rehabilitation can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help you build heart-healthy habits. Learn more about if you can benefit from a cardiac rehabilitation program and how it can... Read More

Birdwatching Day – January 5

December 29, 2020 — Dust off your binoculars on January 5 for National Bird Day! There are plenty of benefits to taking part in birdwatching: physical activity, learning something new, spending time outdoors… the list goes on! Being outside is great for your mental health, as it generally improves your mood and provides you with a space to move... Read More

Donate Blood and Blood Plasma Safely to Help Save Lives

December 29, 2020 — This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the life-saving contributions from blood, platelet, and plasma donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross and CDC are encouraging individuals to donate blood and plasma if they are well and able to do so, while continuing to practice safe... Read More

Cut the Clutter in the New Year!

December 29, 2020 — Is clutter bogging you down? Maybe it is stealing valuable closet space? Or collecting dust on too many knick-knacks? Cut the clutter with these easy steps: First, identify different types of clutter: Something you have had for more than six months and have used one time or less. Too many items crammed into a small... Read More

National Hobby Month

December 29, 2020 — Did you resolve to start a new hobby in the new year? Well that’s perfect, because January is National Hobby Month. Many of us may find that we have more time on our hands as we get older, and picking up a new hobby may be a great use of this extra time. One option... Read More

Five Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

December 5, 2020 — ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. From November to the New Year, everyone seems to consume more food and drinks during the holiday season, so how do you stick to your healthy eating habits when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are five tips that can help: Holiday-Proof Your... Read More

Gingerbread House Day – December 12

December 5, 2020 — Looking for something sweet to make your winter season complete? On December 12, bake up some fun on Gingerbread House Day! Whether it’s home-baked or a purchased kit, designing a tasty cottage can make for a fun and satisfying day. Want to involve more friends and family in the fun? Take part in your local... Read More

Wreaths Across America

December 5, 2020 — National Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day is a December event dedicated to remembering the brave sacrifices veterans have made in wars since the American Revolution. On this day, participants place special wreaths at veterans’ cemeteries nationwide to raise awareness of the sacrifice veterans make for the United States and encourage more people to remember. It... Read More