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National Rural Health Day exists to promote awareness of the unique healthcare needs in rural areas of America. 60 million people, or 1 in every 5 Americans, currently live in rural areas of the United States. Receiving medical care is not always easy for those living in these areas due to a potential shortage of… Read More »
September is National Preparedness month. Disasters can be devastating and our region has certainly experienced this firsthand. What can you do to prepare? FEMA has offered the following tips: Make and practice your family’s preparedness plan so your family knows how to reconnect and reunite when an emergency strikes. Learn life safety skills. Neighbors and coworkers are… Read More »
Have you ever been in a situation where a friend or family member seemed to be experiencing mental distress and you didn’t know how to help? Do you wish you knew more about mental illness and how to identify signs and symptoms? Then a Mental Health First Aid training might be right for you! The… Read More »
Living through a traumatic event such as a hurricane can result in damage to structures, belongings, and even your mental health. Studies after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy examined the mental impact of experiencing a natural disaster traumatic event. In addition to short term distress, some survivors even experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is… Read More »
During the race to the stars, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on April 12th, 1961. The UN recognizes today as the International Day of Human Space Flight to commemorate “the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in… increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as… Read More »