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National Family Caregivers Month

Posted On November 1, 2019
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The month of November marks the annual National Family Caregivers Month. There are family members, friends, and neighbors who offer countless hours providing care to loved ones. This observance recognizes family caregivers across the nation.

National Family Caregivers Month allows us to raise awareness in the matters of:

Addressing issues family caregivers face Celebrating the… more »

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted On November 1, 2019
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Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, if a patient’s lung cancer is detected at an earlier stage, their five-year survival rate can increase from as little as 4% to 55%. Lung cancer is also one of the most preventable… more »

American Diabetes Month

Posted On November 1, 2019
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November is American Diabetes Month, a time when organizations across the country bring attention to diabetes.

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of health issues in the United States, and, 1 in every 10 Americans has diabetes. Thankfully, you can lower your risk of health complications by:

Working towards or maintaining a healthy weight… more »

November Superfood of the Month: Avocados

Posted On November 1, 2019
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Avocados are November’s Superfood of the Month! They are a versatile food that can be used to add a rich and creamy flavor in sandwiches, salads, or even smoothies!

Avocados are an excellent source of dietary fiber and are rich in heart-healthy fats. They also contain nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients which support a… more »

November Recipe: Avocado Melon Smoothie

Posted On November 1, 2019
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This Avocado Melon Smoothie recipe combines honeydew melon, yogurt, milk, and avocado for a rich and creamy breakfast smoothie that’s sure to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Yield: 2 servings | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 large, ripe avocado (about 8 ounces in… more »

Kudos! November Wellness Champion

This month we want to recognize Kathryn Crowther, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the English Department, Perimeter College Clarkston Campus, for her participation in EDWS’ “Wellness on Wheels” program and her completion of the 2019 Chicago Marathon! Kathryn trained diligently and made use of EDWS Health Coaching services in preparation for the event. She had the… more »

Health Literacy Month

Posted On October 1, 2019
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Since 1999, October has been the month designated to observe Health Literacy Month. Understanding health, how it affects you, as well as how to communicate with trusted professionals can either ‘make or break’ certain encounters. Health care providers should always go the extra mile to communicate information clearly, concisely, and in a manner in which… more »

Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 6 – 12

Posted On October 1, 2019
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Every year the first full week in October is recognized as Mental Illness Awareness Week since 1990, when it was officially established by Congress to educate the public about mental illness.

In America, millions of people live with a mental health condition.  However, mental illness affects everyone either directly or indirectly personally or professionally through… more »

National Work and Family Month

Posted On October 1, 2019
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National Work and Family Month is observed annually in the month of October.  During this month all employers across the nation are encouraged to help create a healthier and more flexible work environment.

National Work and Family Month was established by the U.S. Senate in 2003 to remind employers about the business benefits of supporting… more »