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Archives for Health Observance

A New Leaf

by Lori Sciame September 1st, 2014 | Health Observance, Men's Health
The cliche, turning over a new leaf, connects beautifully with autumn.  As the gold, orange, and red leaves fall from the trees, one can choose to think about the tiny buds that will take their place next spring instead.  It may sound counter-intuitive, but I propose that we should think of fall as a time for beginning again, and not as a time to curl up into a ball for hibernation.

For a man who has let his health go, now is the time to think about turning over a new leaf, one that will give
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Children’s Diets During American Heart Month

by Joe Lawrence March 30th, 2014 | Children's Health, Health Observance
February is American Heart Month where we need to highlight the heart disease requiring research and those that we already know how to prevent with proper care. Adults, for the most part, know what needs to be done to make a difference. However, when it comes to our children we often ignore the truths, especially when it comes to their diets.

There are very few, if any, people on this planet who wouldn't argue that fast food is terrible for heart health. Why then, do we allow them to eat fast food two to three times per week? On any
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January Observance

by Editorial Team January 1st, 2014 | Health Observance
As we flip the calendar and January begins, it is time to introduce the health observance of the month. This month we will be focusing on birth defect prevention. On a weekly basis, we will be looking into the latest news and information for this important health topic, covering birth defect topics from various perspectives. Be sure to check back regularly to keep yourself informed.
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HIV/AIDS and Friendships

by Lori Sciame December 4th, 2013 | Health Observance, Relationships
How does HIV status affect relationships between friends?  Or, to put it bluntly - should it have any affect?  HIV/AIDS has been a topic of discussion since the disease came to the forefront in the early 1980's.  In the beginning, if one contracted the illness, it was akin to a death sentence.  Thankfully, much has changed.  Treatments for the illness have improved tremendously, and our society has went from ostracizing people living with the disease to being much more accepting.

This change in attitudes is extremely positive, because too many have had to live on the outside of mainstream society
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December Observance

by Editorial Team November 29th, 2013 | Health Observance
As we flip the calendar and December begins, it is time to introduce the health observance of the month.  This month we will be focusing on AIDS.  On a weekly basis, we will be looking into the latest news and information for this important health topic, covering AIDS topics from various perspectives.  Be sure to check back regularly to keep yourself informed.
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