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Getting to the Heart of the Matter on Health

— Here’s some news you can take to heart: Experts say more than 70 million Americans currently live with a cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take to reduce the health threat posed by heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much of the burden of heart disease and... Read More

Go Red For Women

— February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association’s signature women’s program, Go Red for Women, is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and help improve the lives of women around the world. Learn more about how you can help raise awareness at www.goredforwomen.org.

Random Act of Kindness Day is February 17

— Kindness is a generosity of spirit. It comes to life when we give of ourselves and our time to help others, without expecting anything in return. When you show kindness to someone, you bring out the best in yourself. Pay attention to the impact your behavior has on others, and notice your own feelings in... Read More

National Heart Health Month: Know Your Heart Health

— We all know that keeping up with our heart health is important. We also know that there are a wide variety of factors that cause heart problems, and there are some basic ways to help protect the health of our hearts. What many people do not realize, however, is that key to their heart health... Read More

Black History Month

— The month of February is a time to honor the achievements of African-Americans in U.S. history. Since its first observance at Kent State University in February 1970, Black History Month (also referred to as African-American History Month) has evolved into a country-wide celebration. Did you know: Thomas L. Jennings was the first African-American to receive... Read More

How to Fight the Effects of Aging

— Like any battle, the fight against aging is best fought on several fronts simultaneously. Get Up and Get Moving Exercise is the key to a healthy life if you’re eight or 80. A brisk 30-minute walk every day is a step in the right direction. Take friends along or bring a dog for company. It... Read More

The Value of Soup

— Often our diets change during the cold weather. More hot foods then cold sandwiches grace the dinner table. Our schedules do not slow down so we seek out hardy, quick-to-prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot meal. The origin of soup dates back to practically the beginning... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

— Please join us in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, 2019! This federal holiday celebrates the legacy and achievements of Dr. King, which include his role in nonviolent activism and protesting racial discrimination throughout the United States.

National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

— This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the life-saving contribution from blood and platelet donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2019. National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January... Read More

Jump Start Your Self-Confidence

— To begin feeling a fresh spark of self-confidence within you, try as many of these as you like! Open up your cookbook to a completely new recipe and learn to cook it well. Learn how to say “I love you” in two different languages. Look inside a thesaurus to find new ways to say the... Read More