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National Stroke Month

— How can you determine if you are having a stroke? A stroke may cause numbness in the face, arm or leg, usually on one side. If it’s hard for you to smile, a stroke may be occurring. Strokes may cause incoherent speech or slurred speech Strokes may cause paralysis. If you are unable to raise... Read More

May 26th: National Heat Awareness

— National Heat Awareness Day is May 26, 2019. The National Weather Services advises citizen to never leave children, pets, or disabled persons in a car for any length of time. Sunlight can pass through a windshield but gets trapped inside the car. Even in winter, heat can get trapped inside a car. During your Memorial... Read More

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

— Blood pressure can damage the heart, kidney, and brain without showing obvious symptoms. To combat its effects, it is important to know what your healthy blood pressure goal should be. What can you do to reduce blood pressure? Exercise. Exercise such as walking, lifting light weights, and simple workouts may reduce blood pressure. Lose weight.... Read More

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

— Arthritis is a common ailment that affects nearly 54 million people in the United States. There are two common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage. It usually affects hips, knees, feet, and spine. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to mistake a person’s... Read More

May 12: Mother’s Day

— Mother’s Day celebrates moms, foster moms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and the other important women role models in your life. Approximately 152 million cards are mailed and 122 calls are made on Mother’s Day! President Woodrow Wilson declared May 9, 1914 as the first Mother’s Day. Be sure to celebrate the mom in your life... Read More

Stress Management Tips

— Everyone needs successful stress management techniques. Try any of these easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement tips: Copy good stress managers. Have you noticed there are some people who always appear calm in stressful situations? What are they doing differently? What language do they use? Try to sit down with them for a chat. Learn from the best... Read More

Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

— Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More

The Origins of Easter

— The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

— Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping their clients to... Read More

Jokes, The World’s Best Medicine

— What were the last jokes that made you roll around on the floor because you were laughing so hard? Was it on a TV show, or part of a stand-up comedy routine, or part of a recent lecture? In any event, do you remember how it made you feel? It’s likely that joke probably made... Read More