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Healthy Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time! Dressing up, friends, fall, and best of all, TREATS! While getting treats is one of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays, it can come with some health hazards. Candy and sweet treats can make us feel sick, cause weight gain, and cavities!

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Quitting Smoking

There’s a ton of information available about how to quit smoking, and how bad it is for you, so why is it so hard to stop? Most bad habits are really difficult to change because they serve some purpose in our life, most often a way to satisfy some need, developed over time.

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Stroke Awareness Month

If you or a loved one develops any of the symptoms above, it is of utmost importance to act F.A.S.T. and call 911. The longer a person goes without treatment, the more likely he or she is to have permanent problems from the stroke

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Emotional Health

Mental health counseling can benefit people struggling with emotional difficulties, life challenges, and mental health concerns.  In therapy, people learn to cope with symptoms that may not respond to treatment right away. Research shows the benefits of therapy last longer than medication alone.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Each year, the Children’s Bureau releases a detailed report of national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States. The 2019 Child Maltreatment Report is an important resource relied upon by researchers, practitioners, and advocates throughout the world.

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month is a national public health awareness campaign sponsored by the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). It takes place every April. Alcohol Awareness Month was developed in order to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of one of our nation’s top public health problems: alcoholism.

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February is American Heart Month!

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others.

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