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Happy Valentines Day – Preventing Heart Disease Is Self Defense

Happy Valentines Day!  While it is a day possibly for you to think about those that you love, it is also a good day to think about being around to express your love for family and friends for a long time.  Valentines Day is symbolized by the heart.  So here is a self defense note for all of us – old and young. Heart disease is preventable, yet heart disease is and has been the number one cause of death for a very long time.  In 2010 597,689 people in the United Stated died due to heart disease.  Nearly one

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Fire Prevention Week

This week coming up is National Fire Prevention Week with the theme this year of “Prevent Kitchen Fires”. This time of the year is when we see the most home fires taking place for a number of reasons. New students in college dorms making careless mistakes. More cooking taking place indoors. Fireplace use goes up in the fall with increased risk. Here are a couple of the suggestions made about preventing kitchen fires. Do not walk away from anything that is cooking on the stove or the oven Keep pot holders and towels away from the stove and oven while

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The Similarities of Bullying & Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence and Bully Prevention Month. Everyone needs to be aware of these two very similar and related methods of ABUSE .  In both domestic violence and bullying, certain behaviors are used to control another person. The behavior may occur in either a married or not married situation, it could be heterosexual, gay or lesbian, or living together, separated or dating. The behaviors may be occurring at school with kids or at home between siblings or even parents bullying kids. It even has happened at time with teachers on students. Here is a list of just some of

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September 7 -13 is Suicide Awareness Week

September 7 -13 is Suicide Awareness Week.  Join the Out of the Darkness Walk Those who most need help in a suicidal crisis are the least likely to ask for it. Thus, we must find our at-risk citizens and go to them with help without requiring that they ask for it first. The person most likely to prevent you from dying by suicide is someone you already know. Thus, those around us must know what to do if we become suicidal Please join the Balanced Life Skills Team in the Out of the Darkness Walk as we raise awareness and

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Self Defense – Health – Ovarian Cancer Awareness

I was at a meeting yesterday when I learned some things about women’s health that I believe is important to share with everyone I know and hopefully you will share it with all of the women in your life too. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Every year over 20,000 women will get ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is NOT detected by a PAP Smear. Here though are four symptoms that if you have almost daily for a few weeks you need to see your GYN. Bloating that is persistent Eating less and feeling fuller Abdominal pain Trouble with your bladder There may be

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