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05.05.2021

Recline = Decline

On July 1, 1946, the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) opened its doors and occupied one floor of a small building in Atlanta, Georgia. Its primary mission was simple yet highly challenging: prevent malaria from spreading…

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07.07.2020

Reach out!

It’s a fact, home is the safest place for all of us to be right now.   But there’s this to consider…social distancing, the smartest way to avoid contact with COVID-19 for ourselves and our communities,…

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The first week of December is National Handwashing Awareness Week! Why is this week so important? The goal of National Handwashing Awareness Week is to decrease the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases…

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11.20.2019

Holiday Caregiving

Holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years are celebrated and happy times for many people, however, if you are older and alone, they can be filled with longing and loneliness.  Holidays are often a…

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11.05.2019

Survivor Day

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the forming of the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.  Also known as…

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During National Family Caregivers Month, recognition is given to family caregivers who face many challenges when a family member needs full time care. “Caregiving can be a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week job,” states the Caregiver Action Network,…

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