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Men’s Health Week: What you need to know

Did you know about National Men’s Health Week? In June, National Men’s Health Week always begins on the Monday before Father’s Day and ends on Father’s Day itself.  This year it is June 14-20. What better way to celebrate dad than to encourage him to take care of his health! The week is all about…

May is about High Blood Pressure and Stroke Awareness

Did you know? Because a stroke causes brain tissue to die, (which can lead to brain damage, disability, and death) every minute counts when it comes to stroke. Use this method of noticing (Face, Arms, Speech and Time) “Acting F.A.S.T.”, which can help stroke patients get the treatment they need to survive and reduce damage…

What Is Disability (and Disability Insurance)?

When you think of “disability,” there’s a good chance you think of a severe mental or physical condition that limits a person’s ability to function properly. However, disabilities range in severity and more people in California are disabled than you might realize. In fact, according to the CDC, roughly 25 percent of all Americans suffer…

March is about Sleep Awareness

A good night’s sleep is more important than you might realize. The amount of sleep you get and the quality of that sleep have an enormous impact on your wellbeing. Not only does it affect mental health, but it also affects your physical health as well. Raising awareness about the importance of sleep is essential…

Poisoning: Prepare, Prevent, Protect

Poison Prevention

When it comes to safety awareness, there’s one big risk that many don’t know about: poisoning. Many people assume it’s a rare occurrence here in California. Yet poisoning is the leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S., surpassing even car accident-related deaths. In 2019, there were over 2.1 million poison exposures reported to poison…