October is National Positive Attitude Month

Positive Attitude Month is an annual designation observed in October. A positive attitude is the best trait you can carry with you, because it makes any difficult or frustrating situation a lot easier to deal with. If you look at most scenarios as “glass half empty,” now is the time to change that! Remember to […]

What You Need To Know About Influenza

Influenza (Flu) is more than a cold, or even a “bad cold,” and can result in serious health complications like pneumonia, bacterial infections, and hospitalization. Flu can sometimes lead to death. In fact, during the 2018-2019 flu season, CDC estimates flu caused: · 49 million flu illnesses – more than the combined populations of Texas and Florida […]

World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – September

Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is […]

How To Safely Enjoy Sunshine

July is UV Safety Month! July is a time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful rays and the golden sun-kissed skin that comes with it. But, while in the midst of summer, it’s important to take proper precautions to protect yourself from the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Here are some tips on how […]

10 Good Reasons To Go For a Walk

1. Walking strengthens the heart and cardiovascular system.  2. Weight management.   3. Diabetes prevention.  4. Boost your brain power.   5. Improve mood and relieve stress.  6. Boost your immune system 7. It’s good for bone strength. 8. Revs your energy.  9.  It’s good for bone strength. 10. Staying power. Walking has the highest compliance rate of any exercise plan.  People who […]

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking with meals. Most of your fluid needs are met through the water and beverages you drink. However, you can get some fluids through the foods that you eat. For example, broth soups and foods […]

Protect Those Eyes During Cataract Awareness Month

 Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts, so it seems fitting that an entire month should be dedicated to education and awareness. Even though cataracts […]

The History of Memorial Day

The first nationwide Memorial Day parade was held on May 30, 1868 by a group of Civil War Union Army Vets.  They were known as “Grand Army of the Republic”. Why they chose May 30, no one knows. It had no real significance.  Rumor has it that it did coincide with May 26, 1865, which […]

The Importance Of Catching Enough ZzzZz’s

Sunday is March 10th start of daylight-saving time which will throw off the clock only by an hour, but many times that’s enough to leave people feeling groggy for a day or two. Setting clocks ahead an hour, causes us to lose an hour of sleep that night; daylight saving time allows us more light […]

Preventing ‘The Big C’

There are many factors which can cause cancer, not all of which are fully understood. Despite this uncertainty, we are aware of some ways to decrease the risk of developing certain types of cancer. February is National Cancer Prevention Month. It is estimated that a third of US cancer cases could be prevented through diet […]