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What You Need to Know About CPR

July 23, 2021

Countless lives are saved every day by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and it’s some of the most valuable knowledge you can have. This week on the blog, we’re covering the basics of CPR, including when and how to give it. When to use CPR If someone is not breathing, it’s time to perform CPR. CPR…

Celebrate the Fourth of July the Safe Way

June 30, 2021

It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and we’re ready to celebrate! Nothing kills the mood faster than an accident or injury at a holiday gathering. That’s why we’re reviewing these important outdoor safety tips, so nothing interferes with your fun-filled Independence Day! Grilling safety Whether you have ribs, kabobs, or veggies on the menu, grilling…

Family Health and Fitness Day

June 9, 2021

Get together and get moving for National Family Health and Fitness Day this Saturday, June 12! Family Health and Fitness Day was created by the National Recreation and Park Association to encourage physical activity while also highlighting the important role parks and recreational areas play in keeping our communities healthy. Make a Change Whether you’re…

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

June 8, 2021

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab), a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs approved under the accelerated approval pathway have proven to be more beneficial than what’s currently on the market for life-threatening illnesses. Considering Aduhelm is the first drug of its kind and the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved…

Summertime Sports Safety

May 18, 2021

School is almost out for the year, and summertime sports are about to be back in full swing! From scoring touchdowns and making goals to becoming fast friends with their teammates, watching your kids achieve their goals and build a community by participating in sports is a great feeling. Along with all the benefits of…

How to Better Manage Your Stress

April 13, 2021

Inhale…Exhale… April is Stress Awareness Month! In 1993, Stress Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the causes and cures for the “modern stress epidemic.” And after the intense year we had in 2020, there couldn’t be a more opportune time to talk about the effects stress has on our lives. In an effort…

Poison Prevention Week

March 22, 2021

March 21-27 is National Poison Prevention Week, an issue that may be more prevalent than you think. Every day, more than 300 children in the U.S. receive emergency medical care because of poisoning. And according to the National Capital Poison Center, someone a U.S. poison control center about every 12 seconds. Hospitals, emergency rooms, and…

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021

March 15, 2021

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year, this initiative aims to spread the word about the growing prevalence of traumatic brain injuries and how we can better protect ourselves.  First, let’s review how our brains work! The brain is a part of your body’s central nervous system, and it functions by sending and receiving…

Coffee Culture – Caffeine Awareness Month

February 25, 2021

Does the warmth of a freshly brewed cup of coffee give you the strength to tackle the day? We all know the feeling of relying on our trusty friend caffeine to get us through a busy day when we can’t afford to be groggy. But, at what point does our dependency start to affect our…

February is American Heart Month

February 4, 2021

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, the symbol for February is a heart. ❤ You see it everywhere — on candy, cards, decorations, and clothing, so there’s no better time to honor our hearts than with American Heart Month! In addition to AHM, Feb. 5 is National Wear Red Day! Get involved by wearing red this Friday…