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Living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

According to the American Heart Association, AFib is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Many individuals are unaware that AFib is a serious condition, even though untreated atrial fibrillation doubles the risk of heart-related deaths and is associated with a five-fold increased risk for stroke.

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Body|Tags: , , |

Mental Health Awareness Month: Depression in Women

Did you know that one in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime? Like physical health, good mental health is essential to every individual’s well-being. This May, during National Mental Health Awareness Month, we are taking the opportunity to focus on depression in women, as it is one of the most common mental health issues women face.

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Mind|Tags: , , |

Easing the Discomfort of Arthritis

May is National Arthritis Month, a time when we recognize a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. While there are different types of arthritis, the most common is osteoarthritis, or osteoarthrosis, a degenerative joint disease which is diagnosed more frequently in women and older adults.

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Body|Tags: , , |

How to Detect Early Signs of Autism

Did you know early behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can appear in children as young as 12 to 18 months of age? According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), early diagnosis of and interventions for autism are more likely to have major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills.

April 11th, 2019|Categories: Family, Mind|Tags: , , , |

Alcohol Awareness, Spotting the Warning Signs of a Problem

It’s been reported that nearly 90,000 people die every year from alcohol-related deaths. This month, we take the opportunity to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses, and communities.