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National Therapeutic Recreation Week

National Therapeutic Recreation Week

Last week, July 5-11, marked National Therapeutic Recreation Week that is observed the second week of July every year since 1984. This week highlights recreation therapies and the importance of engaging in activities that can aid in our healing and recovery. What is recreational therapy? It is the use of recreation…

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Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined. We have come to terms with a “new normal” that has consisted of things like the need for social distancing (ie. maintaining at least 6 feet apart), the wearing of face masks and gloves in public, government stay-at-home orders, limiting gatherings of people, distance/remote learning…

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Sickle Cell Awareness

Sickle Cell Awareness

In addition to June 19th celebrating Juneteenth, it also recognized World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. It is an international campaign observed with the goal of increasing public knowledge and understanding of sickle cell disease and the unique challenges faced by patients, their families and their caregivers. This year is particularly special…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness

Alzheimer’s Awareness

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder that destroys the memory and other mental functions of the brain. It is said to be caused by the abnormal build-up of protein around brain cells. The main two types of proteins involved are: amyloid- which is responsible for build-up of plaque…

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Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week

The month of June marks Men’s Health Month while the week of June 10-16 is Men’s Health Week. It is a time to bring awareness of preventable health conditions that are common in men. Men commonly have a tendency in which they do not talk out loud about what may be bothering them even about their health. This is a time to encourage the men…

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Scoliosis Awareness

Scoliosis Awareness

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Like most awareness periods, it is a time to highlighting the dire need for education, early detection and spread the awareness of the disease. It is also a time where people and their families living with scoliosis can come together for support and community to talk about its effects. But what really is scoliosis?

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Celebrating National Cancer Research Month

Celebrating National Cancer Research Month

May is National Cancer Research Month. It was started by the American Association of Cancer Research whose mission is focused on the prevention and cure of cancer through research, education, communication, collaboration, funding and advocacy. This is a time to commit ourselves to the fight against…

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Celebrating our Nurses

Celebrating our Nurses

The week of May 6-12 is National Nurses Week. What a more fitting time as we are currently facing a global health crisis than to celebrate the nurses who are working the front lines of this pandemic. They are the ones who are risking their health and making sacrifices to save lives. In their honor and the honor of the 200th birthday anniversary of Florence Nightingale…

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Stress Awareness

Stress Awareness

First established in 1992, Stress Awareness Month is observed every April. This is a time to increase awareness of stress and its affects on our lives. Stress is our body’s response to a threat or demand. Particularly during times of uncertainty, some common stress triggers can include our finances, jobs, relationships, or the illness of our own or a loved one.

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Celebrating Earth Day 50 Years Later

Celebrating Earth Day 50 Years Later

April 22nd of each year marks the holiday of Earth Day. What was solely started as a preservation environmental day in the U.S, is now a large movement around the globe. Earth day was started as a unified response to environmental crises such as oil spills, smog and pollution. On April 22, 1970, more than 20 million took to the streets in cities across the country…

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