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September is national recovery month, and an important first step in any recovery path can be having a conversation about it. Do you know someone who is currently struggling with addiction and you are not sure how to talk to them about it? Whether you...

According to the Mental Health Awareness Organization’s website, 1 out of 5 people will experience a mental health illness. Mental illness impacts many people from all walks of life and throughout many age groups. Mental illness can look different for each person and can come...

The month of April recognizes and brings awareness about alcohol abuse and the issues that are faced with the misuse of it. The purpose is to promote understanding of its causes and treatment options, as well as to reduce the stigma around alcohol abuse. According...

Emotional support is something we all need to receive.  Emotional support can include the demonstration of support, concern, encouragement or love for another person.  Often, we provide emotional support to other people, both personal and professional.  There are many different types of emotional support and...

In line with health education week, the month of October also recognizes domestic violence awareness.  Domestic violence is a health education topic that can often be overlooked but is very significant to the health of individuals involved in it.  The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence...

A support system is composed of a person or people that you can trust and rely on.  You can have a support system in many different areas of your life.  Support systems can be in school, work, family, friendships, extracurricular activities, counselors and more.  Having...

The month of May is dedicated to promoting awareness about mental health.  Whether you have personal experience with it or maybe it has affected someone you love, mental health is something we all should care about.  Of the many challenges we face throughout our lives,...

January is recognized as birth defects prevention month to help spread information about prevention and prenatal care.  According to the March of Dimes, one out of every 33 babies born in the United States is born with a birth defect.  A birth defect is a...

There are medical specialists for the heart, the skin, cancers, child health, the respiratory tract, the nervous system and much more.  Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of those who are aging.  As all of us age and as many are...

March 11th through March 17th is 2018‘s Patient Safety Awareness week. This week is dedicated to focusing on improving patient safety and recognizing that we can all play a part in this effort. According to the Campaign for Patient Safety 4 out of 10 Americans report to have...

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