Thanks to Valentine’s Day, the symbol for February is a heart. ❤ You see it everywhere—on candy, cards, decorations, and clothing, so what better time to honor our hearts than with American Heart Month! In addition to AHM, February 5 is National Wear Red Day! Get involved by wearing red this Friday to help raise…

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One of the most common reasons people land in the ER is abdominal pain. The exact cause of stomach pain can be difficult to pinpoint, but more often than not, these issues stem from digestion problems. We hear a lot about the digestive system, usually in broad terms, but what all goes into our digestive…

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No matter what holiday you celebrate, winter classics like eggnog, stuffing, and sugar cookies frequent our tables in the U.S. But this year, we could all use a little more cheer, so break out the aprons and have some fun spicing up your traditional holiday menu with unique, eclectic recipes from all over the globe!…

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It’s the season of giving! Whether you’re shopping for the kids in your life or looking to donate gifts, here are a few helpful things to keep in mind to ensure you’re buying safe toys. 10 Tips for Giving Gifts to Children Before buying a gift, read the label! Warning labels on the package should…

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Could your facial hair save a life? That’s certainly the goal of “Movember,” a global initiative to raise awareness for men’s mental and physical health issues. Movember was created in 2003 by a group of guys who wanted to put a stop to avoidable, premature male death. The idea? Grow a mustache for the month…

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World Mental Health Day is October 10th, and this year in particular is a valuable time to open the conversation about mental and emotional health.  Psychological Impacts of COVID-19 Although life has seemingly started to move on and regain a degree of normalcy, the implications of this global pandemic are still prevalent. Many people are…

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We know your child’s health and wellness are two of the most important things to you as a parent. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, an opportune time to talk about the health issue affecting one in every five children in the United States. This month, we’re aiming to educate our readers on the…

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As a parent, there are countless life milestones you’ve been preparing for since you had your first child. Although the first day of school is on that list, no one could have anticipated the circumstances we’re currently under. Some things may be out of our control, but there are ways to feel more prepared for what you’re walking into. This…

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The CDC estimates that 76 million people suffer from food poisoning annually. With barbeques, picnics, and other food-related activities being more prevalent during the summer months, your risks of food poisoning heighten. Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, occurs when you eat contaminated food. Food can become contaminated at any point—growing, harvesting, processing, storage,…

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In the process of adapting to our new “normal” in phase two of re-opening our town, it’s crucial that we not become lenient with safety.  As the reality of the virus becomes commonplace, a conscious effort must be made so we don’t let our guards down. This month, we’re discussing the ways you can stay…

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