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Farm Safety & Health Week: Keeping the farm family-friendly

September 16-20th is Farm Safety and Health Week! Farms and ranches are wonderful places for children and youth to live, work and play. But, agriculture is also one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. We want to cover some of the most important safety tips to keep the farm and your family…

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Suicide Prevention: How to support a loved one living with mental illness

If you’re reading this and struggling with suicidal thoughts, the National Suicidal Prevention Lifeline is available to you 24/7. It’s free and confidential: 1-800-273-8255. It’s scary to think that one of your loved ones might be struggling with mental illness, it’s important to know what you can do to help prevent a loved one…

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How Work and Family Life Get Out of Balance and How to Fix It

There are 24 hours in a single day, and, hopefully, at least seven of those hours are taken up by sleep. That math means 17 hours are left, and of that 17 at least seven more go to work and school.  Now the available hours are down to ten. As the math continues with…

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Vaccines – What to Look For and How to Prepare

Very shortly after taking a new baby home from the hospital, the new little bundle of joy must be wrapped up and taken out into the world to meet with his or her doctor for shots. Before being stuck for the first time, the doctor will provide the new parents with information sheets about…

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Making the Most of Your Visit with the Dermatologist

It is recommended that every individual schedule an appointment with a physician or dermatologist annually in order to have a skin scan of the body completed. During the scan, a doctor will check for any abnormalities like suspicious moles that could become cancerous. There are some ways to prepare before this type of appointment…

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From the Tiny to the Tall, a Person Needs Water, No Matter How Small

The human body is a wondrous machine that has numerous things happening within it at all times. It requires exercise to keep it in tip-top shop and food to fuel all of the moving parts and keep it working effectively. Another thing the body needs is to remain hydrated. In fact, hydration is a…

Habits to Improve Sleep

Habits to Improve Sleep

The body needs rest and sleep to continue functioning at its best. For some, sleep is a very welcome and easy thing to fall into at night, but for others sleep always escapes them or comes quickly and is disrupted all throughout the night. There are habits that can be created and acted upon…

Family Home Safety Plan

How to Create a Home Safety Plan

Every home is different, and every home is susceptible to fire, burglary, or a natural disaster. To be prepared in the case of an emergency, each household should take the time to create a home safety plan that works for the family or friends living inside. Steps to create a plan are outlined below,…

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Learning to Deal with Stress

From studying and worrying about making good grades in dealing with an elderly parent’s failing health, stress within the family is part of life. Dealing with that stress and remaining positive in tough times is how to make it through unwanted situations. As a parent or guardian, it is important to keep the lines…

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Social Media and Mental Health

Being a parent is hard, and being a parent in an age of social media is extra hard because it is uncharted territory. Parents 30 years ago were deciding what CDs were appropriate for their kids, not whether or not they needed a smartphone and access to social media. The decisions parents make now…