Tools 2 Thrive: Mental Health Month

Tools 2 Thrive: Mental Health Month

We are familiar with viruses like the common cold and the flu, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is new and presents a situation that none of us could have imagined a few short months ago. The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease...
E-Cigarettes Explained

E-Cigarettes Explained

A recent CDC study found that 99% of the electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) sold in assessed venues in the United States contained nicotine. Nicotine is the highly addictive drug in cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. Using nicotine in adolescence can...
Nutrition Facts Label Changes 2020

Nutrition Facts Label Changes 2020

Take a look at the nutrition facts label on your breakfast cereal. Do you notice anything different? On January 1, 2020 manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales were required to switch to a new (updated) label. Smaller manufacturers have a little more...
Teen Dating Violence Month

Teen Dating Violence Month

Dating violence is no longer constrained to person to person abuse.  Many forms of abuse can be carried out with the use of technology, or Cyber Abuse.  If you are aware or suspect that your teen is being abused via media platform, you need to treat it as you would...
Brush. Floss. Rinse. Chew

Brush. Floss. Rinse. Chew

Fresh breath, strong teeth and healthy gums are all part of your oral health. There are four simple ways you can make —and keep— your mouth clean and healthy: Brush twice a day. Floss regularly. Rinse with mouthwash. Chew sugar-free gum after meals.    It is...
New Year. New You.

New Year. New You.

With the new year quickly approaching, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering 10 recommendations to help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.   “This is the perfect time of year for each of us to...
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

What’s the magic number when it comes to how much sleep you need each night? Experts say we should aim for at least seven or eight hours in order to thrive the next day. Sleep allows us to recharge our brains and bodies. However, in today’s jam-packed world of always...