Posts Categorized: Wellness

Scrub-a-dub!

Did you know? A person has more bacteria on their body than there are people in the United States. On each square centimeter of your skin there are about 1,500 bacteria. There are about 21,000 germs per square inch on work desks. There is an average of 229,000 germs per square inch on frequently touched…
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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. This is a time to learn more about HIV and AIDS. It’s important to learn the facts. According to UNAIDS, in 2013, there were 35 million people living with HIV. Since the start of the epidemic, around 78 million people have become infected with HIV and 39 million people…
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Celebrate the sounds of the holidays

When you think of the sounds of the holiday season, what comes to mind? Joyous music, conversations and gatherings of friends and family? What about those holiday dinners full of laughter and good food or even clanking glasses to celebrate the season? Those sounds are the zest of life, but if a loved one has…
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Tips for dealing with seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder causes cycles of depression according to the season, typically during fall and winter, and non-depressed periods during spring and summer. Symptoms include sleeping more than usual, less energy, loss of interest, inability to focus and increased appetite. To up your energy during the winter blues, try these tips:   Maximize exposure to…
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Breathe easy – learn more about COPD

Breathing is essential to life. Which is why it is important to be aware of COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  November is COPD Awareness Month, and Kentucky bears a particularly high burden with the disease, with the highest adult prevalence rate in the country. More than 9 percent of the state’s adult population is…
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