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National Blood Donor Month

Posted On January 1, 2020
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National Blood Donor Month is observed in January and sponsored by the American Red Cross. It takes place in January because blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays. For this reason, January is a critical time for the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross needs to collect more than 13,000 donations every day to… more »

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted On January 1, 2020
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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical Health Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves against HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is an infection that is spread through sexual activity and is the cause for most cases of cervical cancer.

Thankfully, the HPV vaccine can prevent… more »

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Posted On January 1, 2020
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Not all birth defects are avoidable. However, by taking care of yourself during your pregnancy, you can increase the odds of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Below are five proven tips to help prevent birth defects –

Take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Book a visit with your healthcare… more »

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted On January 1, 2020
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January is a pivotal time in the promotion efforts of National Glaucoma Awareness to prevent the spread of the disease. Glaucoma is a cluster of eye diseases that gradually takes the sight of an individual without warning. In the United States, there are approximately 120,000 individuals that are blind from glaucoma. There are no symptoms… more »

January Superfood of the Month: Brussels Sprouts

Posted On January 1, 2020
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Brussels sprouts are January’s Superfood of the Month! This small leaf vegetable resembles a miniature cabbage and is packed with nutrition.

Brussels sprouts are a good source of fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6. They are low in calories, fat, and sodium. When shopping, look for brussels sprouts that are firm,… more »

January Recipe: Brussels Sprout Hash & Eggs

Posted On January 1, 2020
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Each serving of this budget-friendly Brussels Sprout Hash & Eggs recipe is packed with 18g of protein and 2 servings of vegetables!

Yield: 2 servings | Cook/Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

4 cups Brussels sprouts, finely chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

1 lemon wedge

2… more »

Kudos! January Wellness Champions

This month we recognize all collaborative partners, sponsors, and supporters who helped to make the 2019 Family Fall Festival a successful annual October event and a fun day for Georgia State employees and the Suttles Child Development Center children!

A special thank you is extended to the faculty, staff, and students from EDWS, Art Education,… more »

Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Posted On December 1, 2019
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The holiday season marks the peak time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are the most prevalent. Thousands of driver and passenger deaths occur each year during this time because of drunk and drugged driving. Alcohol and other drug use can impair judgement, delay reaction time, and  result in fatalities.

See below… more »

Safe Toys & Gifts Month

Posted On December 1, 2019
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December is the holiday season, and that means toy-sharing and gift-giving are in full swing. But before you give that individual child a new toy, it’s essential to stop and consider: Is this toy safe and age-appropriate? Unfortunately, thousands of children are hurt or even killed each year due to an interaction with an unsafe… more »

Universal Human Rights Month

Posted On December 1, 2019
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Since the United Nations wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, December has been observed as Universal Human Rights Month each year. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an international document outlining the basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. These rights include freedom from discrimination, the… more »