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April is Stress Awareness Month

5 Steps to Help You Cope with Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month. Many of us are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time, but it still isn’t being taken as seriously as physical health concerns. Help us raise awareness of both the causes and cures for […]

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Celebrate American Heart Month

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases account for approximately $320 billion in health care expenditures and related expenses annually and are among the most widespread […]

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Myths and Facts About Covid-19 Vaccines

Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19? No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of […]

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8 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Soon there will be authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are 8 things you need to know about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines. Visit for the latest information on COVID-19. […]

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World Antibiotics Awareness Week

November 11-17, 2020 As you probably already know, antibiotics help stop infections caused by bacteria. They do this by killing the bacteria or by keeping them from copying themselves or reproducing. The word antibiotic means “against life.” Any drug that kills germs in your body is technically an antibiotic. (WebMD) But, did you know that […]

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National Preparedness Month 2020

September is National Preparedness Month

Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) with the goal to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be ready this September. Make A Plan Talk to your friends and family […]

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Hurricane Preparedness in 7 Steps

Hurricane season runs from June through November, and peaks in August – September, but hurricanes can happen at any time. As tropical disturbances continue developing in the Atlantic and making their way towards Florida, now is the time to prepare for a wide range of emergencies, if you haven’t already. Here are seven tips from […]

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Love Thy Neighbor

During COVID-19, we all need to do our part to slow the spread of the virus. That’s why Catholic Health Services has joined the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in raising awareness of the importance of wearing masks or cloth face coverings. We invite you to #LoveThyNeighbor and unite around the simple […]

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Safe Summer Fun in The Sun

We all love a good summertime soak in the sun — if you’re lucky, the warm weather will bring outdoor activities like hiking, barbecuing, and hanging out near the pool or beach; especially as we continue to social distance outside. Too much fun in the sun, however, can be harmful. July is UV Awareness month, […]

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The Saharan Air Layer – Need To Know

What is the Saharan Air Layer? A huge cloud of dust known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) has traveled from the Saharan Desert and is now covering the Caribbean in a thick haze. The cloud of dust, the largest in 50 to 60 years to reach the Caribbean Sea, is expected to travel into […]

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