What You Need to Know About CPR

By jsmith | August 2, 2021

Countless lives are saved every day by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and it’s some of the most valuable knowledge you can have. This week on the blog, we’re covering the basics of CPR, including when and how to give it. When to use CPR If someone is not breathing, it’s time to perform CPR. CPR…

Family Health and Fitness Day

By jsmith | June 10, 2021

Get together and get moving for National Family Health and Fitness Day this Saturday, June 12! Family Health and Fitness Day was created by the National Recreation and Park Association to encourage physical activity while also highlighting the important role parks and recreational areas play in keeping our communities healthy. Make a Change Whether you’re…

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

By jsmith | June 8, 2021

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab), a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs approved under the accelerated approval pathway have proven to be more beneficial than what’s currently on the market for life-threatening illnesses. Considering Aduhelm is the first drug of its kind and the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved…

Summertime Sports Safety

By jsmith | May 18, 2021

School is almost out for the year, and summertime sports are about to be back in full swing! From scoring touchdowns and making goals to becoming fast friends with their teammates, watching your kids achieve their goals and build a community by participating in sports is a great feeling. Along with all the benefits of…

Every Kid Healthy Week: Mindful Monday

By jsmith | April 26, 2021

April 26-30th is Every Kid Healthy Week! “Each day of the week shines a spotlight on the great actions schools and families are taking to improve the health and wellness of their kids and the link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn and thrive!”…

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By jsmith | February 22, 2021

February 22-28 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA Week). In a world where you can’t open an app, turn on the TV, or glance at a magazine rack without seeing a model with the “perfect look,” body image issues are widely common amongst teens and young adults. Although mainstream media has taken strides towards…

The Gift-Giving Guide for Safe Children’s Toys

By jsmith | December 4, 2020

It’s the season of giving! Whether you’re shopping for the kids in your life or looking to donate gifts, here are a few helpful things to keep in mind to ensure you’re buying safe toys. 10 Tips for Giving Gifts to Children Before buying a gift, read the label! Warning labels on the package should…

Understanding and Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease

By jsmith | November 6, 2020

We all have those days when things seem to slip our mind completely. Maybe you forgot to feed the dog before work or find yourself wondering why you walked into a room. But what happens when an older family member’s forgetfulness goes far beyond being absent-minded, and you fear this is the start of something…

What to Know About Breast Cancer

By jsmith | October 19, 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, so chances are, this cancer has unfortunately affected each of us in some way. BCAM is a time for women to gather information, share their stories, and literally take health into their own hands with self-examination.…

The Heart of Men’s Health

By jsmith | September 28, 2020

September 29th is World Heart Day! World Heart Day is an annual global campaign that was launched by the World Heart Federation in 2000. This campaign is committed to bringing awareness to the number one killer in the world that claims 17.9 million lives each year—heart disease. Although heart disease impacts both genders, it’s the…