Don’t Do It Alone

Don’t Do It Alone

Recent studies suggest that isolation is a growing problem across America, often compounded by limited transportation options in rural areas. A recent survey of 20,000 adults in the United States found that nearly half of the respondents suffered from recurring...
Stress and Relaxation

Stress and Relaxation

As we near the end of National Family Caregiver Month, know that you, as a family caregiver, need extra tools in your toolbox to cope with the extra demands of caregiving. AND that November isn’t the only month of the year to be thinking about your health and...
When Money is Tight

When Money is Tight

Everyone has a budget these days, especially with the rising cost of food, products and services.  Whether you are on FoodShare or not, money can be tight. Finding ways to stretch those dollars can be challenging but very important, especially so you can choose the...
Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is no longer a word we rarely hear. In fact, we hear it quite frequently. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an...
Living Drug Free

Living Drug Free

Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community, and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.   Wearing red ribbons during the month of...
Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight

There are 10 million children exposed to domestic violence each year.  In the US, women who experience physical violence by a partner every year totals 4,774,000.  To put these numbers in perspective, between 2001 and 2012, the number of American troops killed in...
Don’t be Mean Behind the Screen

Don’t be Mean Behind the Screen

Just as the use of technology itself has evolved, so has the ability to bully. Bullying, once restricted to the school or neighborhood, has now moved into the online world. Bullying through electronic means is referred to as “cyberbullying.”   As adults, thinking...
To Drink or Not to Drink

To Drink or Not to Drink

Too often underage drinking is an expectation, not a choice. Across the United States, teenagers and young adults are suffering as a result of their own or others’ drinking. There are increased risks and a range of negative consequences related to underage drinking....
The Big Squeeze

The Big Squeeze

Breast cancer will affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their lifetime. It is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in women. Numerous studies prove that early detection, is a vital component in the successful treatment of breast cancer....