Wellness Highlights

Cervical Health Awareness

The United States Congress has designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and its many local chapters across the country highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Cervical cancer prevention should be a top priority for all women. Women…

Health Insurance Fact Sheet

Definition:  Health insurance is insurance that pays for all or part of a person’s health care bills. The types of health insurance are group health plans, individual plans, workers’ compensation, and government health plans such as Medicare and Medicaid. Purpose:  The purpose of health insurance is to help people cover their health care costs….

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the…

Responsible Alcohol Consumption During the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, right?  But as most of us know, every holiday season, people have to deal with the increased pressures and stress that the holidays place upon most of us. Whether we’re traveling to be with family or doing our last-minute gift buying, most people feel under pressure during the…

Flu Season

  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.  Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The CDC also…

Tips on Speaking with Your Doctor

  Why do the two letters “MD” after someone’s name intimidate us?  Why is it that we find it so hard to ask our doctor questions once we get in the exam room?  Do we just want to get in and out as quick as possible?  Or do we allow ourselves to be intimidated…

Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance – Fact or Fiction? The “Rule of Four”….ever heard about it?  Keep reading and you’ll learn about it soon because it addresses that age old challenge…the balance between work and life.  Is it possible?  Is there any such thing?  If you are finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the…

Emergency Response

Emergency Response and Mental Health As we have just recognized the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, we are reminded once again of the severe impact that these events had on thousands of individuals.  Those who witnessed it first hand, responded to help due to their job responsibilities, or just watched the events unfold, were affected…

Anger Management in the Workplace

Anger Management in the Workplace   So let’s be honest, we have all had our moments at work.  A project completely falls apart when we realize everyone on the team is on a different page…a co-worker gets credit for work that we know we did ourselves…office gossip seems to be out of control…we haven’t…

Antibiotic Safety for the Family

Antibiotic Safety for the Family We’ve all heard of antibiotics…we’ve all probably been written prescriptions for them many times over our lifetime, but do we know how to use them properly? Do we know how to use them safely?  Do we know enough about antibiotic resistance? Hopefully, your answer to these questions will be…