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15 Tips to Help Stop Spreading Germs

Posted by Jenna Green on December 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.Germs are often spread when a person touches a surface or object that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  3. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get p...
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Great Resource: Mental Health for Nonprofessionals

Posted by Jenna Green on October 28, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)
By: Ashley Knowles, Outreach Manager, AdvocatesForHealth.org There is a strong and very important relationship between substance abuse, addiction, and mental health disorders. According to the AMA, approximately 50% of individuals with a ???serious??? mental illness have problems with substance abuse. A significantly greater percentage of individuals with substance dependency have reported a ???co-occurring disorder??? of some severity ??? most commonly depression and anxiety. As many... Read Full Post »

"Be a Health Literacy Hero"

Posted by Jenna Green on October 1, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

October 2015 is Health Literacy Month. It’s about taking action and finding ways to improve health communication.(HealthLiteracyMonth)

To learn more about Health Literacy Month, contact Helen Osborne by e-mail at: Helen@healthliteracy.com or by phone at: 508-653-1199.

Sources: (HealthLiteracyMonth) h...

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10 Facts about Suicide

Posted by Jenna Green on September 12, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are 10 facts about Suicide that you might have not known!

1. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)

2. There is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes. (CDC)

3. Suicide takes the lives of over 38,000 Americans every year. (CDC)

4. Firearms are the most commonly used method of suicide among ...

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Do You Need Someone to Talk To?

Posted by Jenna Green on September 12, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

There may be times in your life where you feel that you have no one to turn to. You may feel like no one will understand Taking your own life or hurting yourself is never the solution. Here are some hotlines where someone is willing to listen to what you are going through.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org     1-800-273-8255

National Hopeline Netw...

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Feel Less Stuck

Posted by Jenna Green on August 8, 2015 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Author: Jasmine Dyoco, http://educatorlabs.org/ | Cultivating. Connecting. Curating.


I was recently shocked to discover that nearly 1 in 5 people - 56.7 million - in the US has a disability (1). 1 out of every five people I know!?! People with disabilities are more likely than those without disabilities to report having poorer overall health, less access to adequate healthcare and more engagement in risky behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity (2).

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Veterans Looking to Start a Business

Posted by Jenna Green on August 8, 2015 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Rhonda Alemania, Expertise.com 

 

When small businesses make the decision to grow larger via the Internet, they enter a new playing field with its own set of unique challenges. Most small businesses fail in establishing themselves online, largely because they cannot overcome common marketing challenges that the digital landscape presents. Regardless of what marketing methods are employed, key ingredients for success require:

  • Enabling potential cust...

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US and Canadian Airlines Accomodations for those with Disabilities

Posted by Jenna Green on June 24, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Author: Martin Clinton, Cheapflights.com part of Momondo Group

Click on the following links to find, 15 US and Canadian airlines with details on their accomodations and contract information.

Guide: http://www.cheapflights.com/news/traveling-with-disabilities/

LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/travel/...

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1 in 5 Americans has a Disability and Needs Assistance

Posted by Jenna Green on June 24, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Author: Jasmine Dyoco

I was recently shocked to discover that nearly 1 in 5 peaople- 56.7 million- in the US has a disability (1). 1 out of every five people I know! People with disabilities are more likely than those without disabilities to report having poorer overall health, less access to adequate heathcare and more engaement in risky behaviours such as smoking and physical inactivity (2).

 

This means that we need to work together to build supporti...

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Helpful Websites

Posted by Jenna Green on December 20, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Diabetes Public Health Resource

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/

 

Health Library: Diabetes

https://www.acls.net/health-library-diabetes.htm

 

International Diabetes Federation | Education Resources for Children and Adolescents

http://www.idf.org/lifeforachild/diabetes-education-resources

 

National Diabetes Education Program - Teens

http://ndep.nih.gov/teens/

 

Seniors and Diabetes

http://www.diabet...

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ReadyJob: Helping Young Workers find Employment

Posted by Jenna Green on December 20, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Young workers make up a disproportionate share of the unemployed. They comprise 13 percent of the labor force, but make up 26 percent of the unemployed (1). What’s more: the millennial generation currently has a savings rate of negative 2%. Compare that with the positive savings rate of about 3% for those age 35 to 44, 6% for those 45 to 54, and 13% for those 55 and older (2).

 

How can we help our millennial generation find steady jobs that afford the opportunity to sa...

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Public Health Disability Information

Posted by Jenna Green on December 20, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Nearly 1 in 5 people - 56.7 million - have a disability in the U.S. (1). Those with disabilities are more likely than those without disabilities to report having poorer overall health, less access to adequate healthcare and more engagement in risky behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity (2).

 

Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living

https://www.disability.gov/resource/home-modifications-to-promote-independent-living/

 

Disability Acc...

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10 Facts About Myasthnia Gravis

Posted by Jenna Green on June 12, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)
  1. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a chronic neuromuscular, autoimmune disease that causes varying degrees of weakness involving the voluntary muscles of the body
  2. Directly translated, myasthenia gravis means “grave muscle weaknness."
  3. This disease occurs in people of all races, genders, and at any age
  4. Approximately 70,000 ind...
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June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month! So What is it?

Posted by Jenna Green on June 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

What is myasthenia gravis and what are common symptoms?

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects voluntary muscles.

Myasthenia gravis means “grave muscle weakness.” Symptoms include weakness in muscles that

control eye movements and eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing, facial expressions, arm and leg

movements, and breathing. The weakness tends to increase with conti...

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Scleroderma Facts That You Should Know!

Posted by Jenna Green on June 3, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In celebration is National Scleroderma Awareness Month, here are some important facts to know.

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