On Stress: How to Manage

Stress is a common experience for most people, and it can affect both our mental and physical health. It’s important to understand how stress works, the ways it can impact our bodies, and how to manage it. What is stress? Stress is a response to a perceived threat or challenge, and it...

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Let’s Talk About Depression Screenings

Depression is a common but serious mental health condition that can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. Around 17% of the population will experience depression at some point in their life. However, depression is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Which is why it is...

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Defining Alcohol Misuse

Alcohol affects different people in different ways. Drinking alcohol in large amounts, too often, or being unable to control alcohol consumption are each signs of alcohol misuse. It feeds off of the same reward circuit that anyone with any addiction faces, which you can read about in our drug...

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Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep?

Today is World Sleep Day, so we of course we are discussing what you should know to assess your sleep quality. Sometimes, the pace of modern life barely gives you time to stop and rest. It can make getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis seem like a dream. But, sleep is as important for...

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Talk to Your Doctor About Drug Misuse

While there is no cure for drug addiction, there are effective treatments that can help you manage it. The most common forms of treatment are medications, therapy, or both. Treatment will vary depending on which drug, or drugs, you are misusing. Treatment can take place at a hospital, rehab center...

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Drug Addiction: How it Works and How to Help

Drug addiction is extremely complex. Most people don’t understand why or how someone becomes addicted to drugs. This leads to the misconception that those who are addicted lack moral principle or are weak. The reality is, this is far from the case. In fact, quitting using any substance when you...

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Hand Hygiene

December 4th through 10th is national handwashing week! No matter where you are, practicing hand hygiene is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself from germs that can make you sick. Cover your cough and sneeze the right way. The primary way viral respiratory illnesses...

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Quit Smoking

Smoking isn’t good for you. This is not news to anybody, but why exactly is it bad?  Smoking just one cigarette brings thousands of harmful chemical substances in contact with the body’s cells. These chemicals cause damage to numerous portions of the body with every puff. It is...

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