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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

“On this Global Employee Health and Fitness Month in May, make it a point to promote the importance of fitness and a healthy diet whether you are an employer or an employee. After all, healthy colleagues are bound to be more energetic and fun!” https://t.co/jz5bCUVVJ5 via @natltoday May is #GlobalEmployeeHealthandFitnessMonth! How do you promote the …

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month comes on the heels of National Minority Health Month which I posted about here. “The U.S. celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month each May. John F. Kennedy once said: “Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal.” The American ideal is to …

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National Minority Health Month

Stress awareness. Move more. Financial literacy. This will be my last awareness entry of the month…and a deeply personal one for me. National Minority Health Month (NMHM), observed every April, is a month dedicated to addressing the health needs of African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and other minorities. I fit into one of those …

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Stress Awareness Month

“Stress can be debilitating, and it can cause and/or aggravate health problems. And since stress is a normal part of human existence — nobody is immune to it — it’s important to arm ourselves with knowledge so that we recognize when stress rears its ugly head. (Amazingly, we don’t always notice it’s happening to us.) …

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Caffeine consumption: A cautionary tale

via @NatlToday Did you know March is National Caffeine Awareness Month? No? Well…neither did we!😅 While caffeine does have its benefits, just remember that, as often happens in life, too much of a good thing can be bad. — medASTUTE Consulting (@MedASTUTE) March 18, 2022 What originally intended to be a light-hearted post about National …

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A personal story of the value of early screening

Here in the United States, March has been designated the month to raise awareness about a particular type of cancer, colorectal cancer, meaning cancer of the colon and rectum.  Currently, this is the FOURTH most common type of cancer in the US.  It’s not something most people talk about, except to make jokes or possibly …

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National Nutrition Month

“‘Let thy food be thy medicine,’ said Hippocrates (a long, long time ago), but the sentiment still rings true. National Nutrition Month, celebrated in March, stresses the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes the transformative powers of healthy food choices. The Academy encourages using a registered dietitian …

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National Kidney Month

“March is dedicated to National Kidney Month. The kidneys, two bean-shaped organs located in the back of the abdomen, perform crucial functions to filter out toxins, produce red blood cells, and regulate pH. They filter about half a cup of blood every hour, creating urine from harmful and unnecessary waste. When kidneys fail to function …

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