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World Blood Donor Day is June 14th

Posted On June 1, 2022
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World Blood Donor Day is an annual observance recognized on June 14th to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products used for transfusion, and highlight the important contributions of voluntary, unpaid blood donors to national health systems.

For 2022, the World Blood Donor Day slogan is “Donating blood is an… more »

National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Posted On June 1, 2022
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June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, an annual observance designed to inform the public about migraine and other headache diseases.  It is supported by advocates who are dedicated to raising awareness, increasing education for all, addressing stigma, and continuing to build a community of advocates. The 2022 theme is “Advocate for treatment access.”

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National Great Outdoors Month

Posted On June 1, 2022
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June is National Great Outdoors Month. This initiative was created to inspire people to go outdoors and explore nature.

Being in nature can have a positive impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. It can help reduce stress, increase positive feelings, reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension.

To read more about ways to… more »

June Superfood of the Month: Peaches

Posted On June 1, 2022
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The superfood of the month for June is none other than the peach! This stone fruit is not only the face of Georgia, but a highly nutritious food option. Peaches contain fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals that keep us healthy, including vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, niacin, folate, iron, choline, potassium,… more »

June Recipe: Grilled Peaches with Yogurt

Posted On June 1, 2022
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Looking for a summer recipe to liven up the way you’re eating your fruit? This recipe is just for you! Grilled warm peaches topped with creamy yogurt and sprinkled with walnuts, honey, and mint, what could be better?

This recipe is quick, easy, and versatile. You can choose to use a plant-based yogurt, such as… more »

National Women’s Health Week: May 8 – 14

Posted On May 3, 2022
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National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is an annual weeklong observance that begins on Mother’s Day encouraging women to make their health a priority and take care of themselves.

In 2022, the FDA Office of Women’s Health is focusing on and sharing resources on maternal health. This year’s theme is KNOWHmore to Optimize Your Maternal Health.

To… more »

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Posted On May 3, 2022
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National High Blood Pressure Education Month is observed annually in May to raise awareness about the causes, prevention, and treatment for high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

For more information, visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/about.htm

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/education/high-blood-pressure/high-blood-pressure-education-month

 

See below two special EDWS Wellness Events in May.

First Thursdays: Understanding What Affects Your Blood Pressure 

Join the… more »

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted On May 3, 2022
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arthritis Foundation, and other partners recognize Arthritis Awareness Month as an important annual observance in May.

Arthritis is a major health condition that affects working-age adults, older adults, and even children.

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of… more »