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…

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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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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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May is Lupus Awareness Month, a chance to educate others on what’s called the “disease of 1,000 faces.” Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissue. It’s a mysterious disease because of the way its symptoms can change, come and go, and imitate other illnesses. There are…

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As time goes on and we adjust to our new, temporary reality, things can become redundant. And if you have kids, you know it’s a constant struggle to keep up with their demand for entertainment. Playing board games and throwing the ball may be fun for a while, but once they get tired of that,…

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Monday, March 30th, is National Doctors’ Day! “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein National Doctor’s Day is a holiday dedicated to recognizing the contributions of doctors who serve our nation by caring for its’ citizens. And in the midst of this global pandemic, what better time to show…

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It’s easy to get thrown off your regular routine during the winter. As the busy holiday season approaches, the temperature plummets, and the sun goes down, so does the motivation to make healthy choices. This opens up a window of opportunity for illnesses, injuries, and negative mood shifts. The key to staying healthy and feeling…

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More than 20 years ago, the Lung Cancer Alliance launched its initiative to spread the word about lung cancer with Lung Cancer Awareness Day. By discussing symptoms and sharing stories of survivors, LCAD gained a following and evolved into the worldwide Lung Cancer Awareness Month campaign that takes place every November. In honor of Lung…

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