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Tips For Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know May is Better Sleep Month? Getting enough sleep each night is vital for your overall physical, mental, and emotional health. Many people do not realize the importance of getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Getting inadequate sleep can have negative long-term

Young girl drinking water to stay healthy

Benefits of Drinking Water

We all know that drinking water is essential but do you know why? Do you know the benefits your body and mind see when you drink plenty of water? How much water should you drink each day? Let’s dig into these questions and more.  We’re

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Everything You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure

Every May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month. Sponsored by the CDC, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the effects high blood pressure can have on health. Because of how pervasive high blood pressure is, we wanted to take the opportunity to explain

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Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

Nearly one in five American adults struggle with mental illness – whether that’s anxiety, depression, OCD, severe phobias, eating disorders, depression, bipolar, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, or psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. Mental health disorders range from no impairment to mild, moderate, and severe impairment;

living with arthritis

Navigating Arthritis

Arthritis simply means inflammation or swelling of one or more joints. While the image most of us think of is usually one of osteoarthritis, there are actually more than 100 different conditions that affect the joints and the tissues around the joints. Specific causes, risk

The start of spring allergies

The Start of Spring Allergies

Many celebrate as the weather warms up and we can finally spend more time outside. Many others, however, start to deal with spring allergies, which can take some of the enjoyment away from spending that much-needed time outside. Luckily, there are ways to prepare for

National vaccination day

National Vaccination Day

Vaccines are a hot topic in the world today. While many people currently associate the word vaccine with COVID (and we highly recommend that you get the COVID vaccine), there are several essential vaccines that every American should have. Dating back to the 1700s, vaccination

Developmental Disabilities Awareness

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is observed in March and was built to raise awareness of the difficulties people with disabilities face every day. These disabilities can refer to learning and behavioral disabilities like autism, A.D.H.D., physical impairments, and intellectual functioning. Just in the U.S., over

spring cleaning tips

Tips for Spring Cleaning

Spring has finally arrived! Start the new season off right, freshening up your home by cleaning and decluttering. Deep cleaning your home promotes wellness and organization to help you live a healthier lifestyle. It is essential to protect yourself from harsh chemicals when cleaning by

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History of St. Patrick’s Day

The Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland is celebrated each year on March 17th, the death date of St. Patrick. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide with parades, festivals, and everything green!  Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than