Posts Categorized: Wellness

Does my child have asthma?

About 10 percent of children in the United States have asthma. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospital admission for children and accounts for more than 13 million missed days of school each year! But what is asthma? Is it something your child might be at risk for? Asthma is a condition where the airways that allow…
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Have a holly jolly healthy holiday

We are entering that beloved time of year…the holidays; a time for visiting with family and friends, putting up decorations, and lots and lots of eating. This time of year it is easy to get carried away with all the wonderful food–the turkey or ham, the pies, the cookies, the dressing. Then, following the holidays,…
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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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