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The month of October recognizes domestic violence awareness and seeks to increase education concerning its risks and occurrences. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) defines domestic violence as intentional abusive behavior against another person that can involve intimidations, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, economic...

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...

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,...

A good night’s sleep is important to maintaining overall health.  But what exactly is sleep health and how do you know your sleep is adequate?  Sleep health consists of the hours of sleep and hours awake and how this pattern impacts our overall well-being.  Without...

Many of us have gone through cultural competency training either at work or in a class.  Many more of us have encountered situations that have increased our knowledge of cultural competency in our everyday lives.  This could have been an encounter with a person or...

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...

This summer are you looking for a new career path?  Or are you considering advancing your career?  Consider exploring a home health aide!  Here are three questions and answers about what a home health aide is all about. What is a home health aide? A home health...

What is an Adult Care Home? An adult care home, also known as an assisted living residence, is a facility where residents who cannot live alone or choose to no longer live by themselves reside.  An individual may need to reside at an adult care home...

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