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National Women’s Health Week

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By Nicole Goben MS, RD, CDN Not only is Mother’s Day a time to appreciate and honor your mother but it’s also the start of National Women’s Health Week! In this day and age women and mothers tend to be spread thin; between work and parenting, their own health concerns tend to drop off the… Read more »

The Health Benefits of Volunteering

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN Global estimates place the number of volunteers worldwide at 970 million. According to a study published by John Hopkins University, the hours volunteers contribute are the equivalent of more than 125 million full-time workers! Approximately one in four volunteers contribute their time and skills through not-for-profit organizations. Others do so… Read more »

Article: The Facts Behind Senior Hunger

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The National Council for Aging Care has consolidated the facts and data surrounding senior hunger. From food insecurity to food deserts, risk factors and the impact of the economy on hunger, this article shows the important role that healthy food plays in maintaining health and independence. Read “The Facts Behind Senior Hunger.”

Donate Blood: Facts and Nutritional Tips

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By Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN Every January, the American Red Cross and other community blood banks celebrate National Blood Donor Month. Blood donors are important to the community as blood is vital for life and always needed. Blood donations are used for transfusions following trauma and surgery, treatment of anemia, and platelet transfusions for those with… Read more »

Making 2018 the Best Year Yet!

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A new year is upon us! The opportunities and challenges of the weeks and months to come are a mystery, but something to keep in mind is that we have control over our reactions to these things and their effects on us. This is one of the most powerful truths to remember all year round…. Read more »

Holiday Happiness Starts with You!

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN “To laugh often and much…. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is… Read more »

Stay Healthy with Handwashing

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By Nicole Goben, MS, RD, CDN Cold and flu season is upon us, so Handwashing Awareness Week (December 3-9) is a perfect reminder to wash your hands often! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, handwashing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of illness. Below are some of the basics… Read more »

Vitamin D-ficiency

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By Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN If you live in Western New York, you are familiar with the long, cold, snowy, winter months. It is common for people in this region to be deficient in vitamin D, which our bodies produce from sun exposure. Even if you stood outside for hours on a sunny day in… Read more »

Respiratory Health

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The respiratory system automatically controls one of the most important functions of our bodies – breathing. In recognition of Respiratory Care Week, which takes place from October 22 to 28, let’s take a look at this bodily system and review some tips for keeping it healthy. The respiratory system is highly sensitive and works automatically… Read more »

Mental Illness Awareness

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The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental illnesses include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, addiction disorders and impulse control disorders. Mental Health America estimates that one in five adults in the United States will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year. Despite these statistics, there tends to… Read more »

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