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Health & Wellness

Student Mental Health: More than Growing Pains

When an educator begins to notice that a student’s behavior starts to change and grades slump, they should always be aware that it could be part of a larger issue. Most people wouldn’t assume that negative changes such as these could be related to mental health, however the CDC estimates…

Heart Disease in Women Often Hidden and also Preventable.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. One in four female deaths will be due to some form of heart disease. Possibly the scariest part is that only 54 percent of women actually recognize the danger. While most women are scared of breast cancer,…

Nurses for the Needy

The current estimate by the National Association of School Nurses is that less than half of the country’s public schools employ a full-time nurse. The statistics go up to about 80 percent if you include part-time nurses. However a great deal of these nurses are spread thin and have too…

Every Day Habits to Control Your Blood Sugar

So many of us in the United States suffer from obesity and diabetes. 2014 statistics show that 1/3 of adults are overweight and almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. Even if you are not diabetic, having high or low blood sugar can lead…

Understanding Your New Prescription Drug Plan

It is a new year and for many that means they have a new prescription drug plan. Making sense of your new coverage can be overwhelming, but if you focus on a few key points and take a few early steps, you can reduce your insurance frustrations. Prescription drug coverage…