April Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

“If someone would have talked in school about safe touch and unsafe touch, I believe I would have spoken up as a child and not been victimized over and over again for years, but that day never came, which is why my mission now is to protect children from the childhood I could not beContinue reading “April Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault”

7 Tips for Healthier Easter Baskets

As the second sweetest holiday, Easter is a likely a first taste-of-candy-culprit for many a youngster, when they discover a hidden basket of goodies on Easter morning. Because attempts to revamp the candy-laden contents of the traditional Easter basket have proven unpopular, most parents simply turn a blind eye and allow the once-a-year indulgence. WhileContinue reading “7 Tips for Healthier Easter Baskets”

3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times

Six months ago, terms like self-isolation, shelter-in-place, and yes, social distancing had no place in everyday vocabulary. Now these phrases pepper nearly every conversation around the clock, across the globe. While these necessary measures protect our physical health in this time of viral crisis, they can wield a damaging blow to our mental and emotionalContinue reading “3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times”

A Valentine’s Day Salute to Better Health

Love is on many minds as the dreariness of February dons the red and pink hues of Valentine’s Day. Although expressing love and affection between family members and friends garners a slice of Valentine’s Day attention, the holiday is most known in this country for a focus on romantic love, with millions of Valentine’s DayContinue reading “A Valentine’s Day Salute to Better Health”

Bringing Awareness to the Need for Blood Donations

“Someone’s blood saved my life and made my mom smile – was that you?” – A five-year-old kid January is National Blood Donor Month. Unfortunately, wintery weather and the expected instances of flu and colds create obstacles that often hamper donors’ ability to give and challenge the annual drive’s efforts to collect life-saving donations. “TensContinue reading “Bringing Awareness to the Need for Blood Donations”

Keeping the Happy and Healthy in Christmas

“The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.”               —Toni Sorenson “It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . ” While that’s the goal and the intention, it’s often not the reality. Some folks admit, and lament, that the holiday season winsContinue reading “Keeping the Happy and Healthy in Christmas”

Promote a Safe and Healthy Halloween

As workers in the healthcare field, it’s essential to take advantage of opportunities to advocate for the safety of your patients. This October take time to promote a safe and healthy Halloween by sharing these reminders with the parents and families you encounter. Quizzing young patients and families about their fright night plans will openContinue reading “Promote a Safe and Healthy Halloween”

Back-to-School Tips for the Family

Across the country, store shelves are depleted of school supplies as the clang of the school bell signals the start of another year of learning. The days of carefree fun in the sun will slowly transform into the structured pattern we tucked away for the summer Help the entire family ease back into the school-yearContinue reading “Back-to-School Tips for the Family”

A Salute to Labor Day

The Labor Day holiday came to official recognition in 1894 thanks to the labor union movement who advocated for eight hours of work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. Labor Day’s original intent: to commemorate the social and economic achievements of the American worker, paying tribute to the vast contributions’ workers haveContinue reading “A Salute to Labor Day”

Keep a Cool Head in the Summer Heat

Hot weather not only takes a toll on our bodies, but it can also hurt us emotionally and mentally as well. As the mercury rises, tempers tend to flare. A “hot under the collar” situation physically often morphs into the other kind of “hot under the collar” scenario. “Everyone’s fuse is going to be aContinue reading “Keep a Cool Head in the Summer Heat”