Posts Categorized: Wellness

There is hope for recovery

September is National Recovery Month. It’s sponsored annually by the government agency Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). National Recovery Month celebrates recovery from mental illness and addiction. How do we define recovery? SAMHSA has identified four dimensions of recovery: 1. Health 2. Home 3. Purpose 4. Community Health The ability to manage one’s disease…
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Important flu vaccine information

Benefits of getting a flu vaccine Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with the flu. This protection also means you are not spreading influenza to family, friends and co-workers. Vaccination can help protect people who are at greater risk of getting seriously ill from the flu, like older adults and those with chronic…
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Truth about the flu vaccine

Some people just don’t like shots. Others have heard myths about the flu vaccine. But this time of year, it’s important to consider getting a flu shot to keep yourself and those around you healthy. Let’s explore common misconceptions about the flu vaccine. Can I get the flu from getting the flu shot? No. You…
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Flu facts

It’s a fact that the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent yourself and your family from the flu. The flu is a much discussed topic this time of the year because it is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. For those with a weakened immune system, the flu can…
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Foods your taste buds and heart will love

High fat foods may be what your taste buds love, but your heart may not always agree! High fat foods, such as bacon, sausage, potato chips and butter—just to name a few, can cause your cholesterol to go up and lead to unwanted pounds. Healthy fats, which include monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, canola…
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