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February is Heart Month: How can I reduce my risk of heart disease?

February 7, 2022 — Several health conditions, your lifestyle, your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors. About half of all Americans (47%) have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be... Read More

Five Healthy Snacks to Keep Your Health Resolutions on Track

February 7, 2022 — Chips. Pizza. Wings. These are some of the most common snacks brought to parties or potlucks, because they easily feed a lot of people and take very little time to prepare. They also make it harder to stick to a healthy eating plan. For National Snack Month, here are five low-prep, healthy alternatives to munch... Read More

Health Benefits of Oatmeal

January 1, 2022 — Oatmeal is rich in complex, energy-giving carbohydrates, low in fat, and high in water soluble fiber. Soluble fiber may reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or the “bad” cholesterol. Studies show that 5-10 grams of soluble fiber may decrease the LDL levels by about 5%. Eating 1.5 cups of oatmeal significantly reduces one’s cholesterol... Read More

Do You Need a COVID-19 Booster Shot?

January 1, 2022 — Studies show after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus and the ability to prevent infection with variants may decrease over time. CDC recommends everyone ages 18 and older should get a COVID-19 booster shot CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record... Read More

Get Involved: Donate Blood. Save Lives.

January 1, 2022 — The need for blood, plasma, and platelets donations are constant. Each day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 13,000 blood donations for patients at about 2,500 hospitals nationwide. This need doesn’t stop for the season, weather, holiday, or a pandemic. The Red Cross Blood Donor app or RedCrossBlood.org is a great way to find a... Read More

Tips for Creating Successful Resolutions

January 1, 2022 — Stick to 1-2 important goals. Having a laundry list of all the things you would like to change in your life can be overwhelming. Having a smaller list allows you to concentrate all your energy and focus on these goals. Once you achieve those goals, you can always set a few more! Be realistic. An... Read More

Overcome Your Winter Blues

December 6, 2021 — Did you know… 50 to 60 percent of Americans are affected by winter blues? This loss of happiness is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that can be attributes to the shift in attitude that may include restlessness, insomnia, weight gain, and sadness. Here are a few things... Read More

The Gift of Inner Peace and Less Stress

December 6, 2021 — There is a great need for peace in the world today. We can sometimes be captivated by violent and negative events shown in the media, but how do these unsettling situations affect peace on a local or individual level? Do you need more peace in your life? Many people would answer yes. Creating peace in... Read More

8 Ways To Reuse Holiday Wrapping Paper

December 6, 2021 — Cut out snowmen, snowflakes, bells, or ornament shapes. Glue the shapes on card. Add a string and hang them as seasonal decorations. Fold wrapping paper lengthwise. Cut out the shape of a tree, where the edges are touching the folds. Unfold the paper to reveal a chain of fancy trees. Cut out abstract shapes and... Read More

Caring for Yourself When Caring for Another: Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

November 9, 2021 — You are a caregiver if you care for someone who needs help. Caregiving can be difficult despite the great sense of reward you may feel. To continue being a good caregiver, you need to take care of yourself. One way to do that is to make sure you have consistent breaks from your caregiving responsibilities,... Read More