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Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying Posted on Sep 24

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

Bullying among children and teens has been a prominent issue in schools and neighborhoods for decades but not fully understood or recognized as a critical issue until more recent years. Bullying is a growing problem in the U.S. that has escalated, in some cases, to   …Continue Reading Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Posted on Sep 5

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

For the millions of Americans struggling every day with drug or alcohol addiction, recovery can seem daunting and even unattainable. President Barack Obama has proclaimed September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to help spread the message that people can and do recover.   …Continue Reading Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer Posted on May 14

7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

New Englanders are finally shedding their heavy winter coats, and skirts, shorts, and sunbathing are just around the corner. With temperatures on the rise, more skin is being exposed to the sun which increases the risk of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. According   …Continue Reading 7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Help Prevent Child Abuse Posted on Apr 1

In 1983, Congress declared April National Child Abuse Prevention Month to recognize victims of abuse and bring awareness to programs designed to prevent crimes against children. You can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children in your community through local advocacy groups   …Continue Reading Help Prevent Child Abuse

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 15

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week

Do you know what poisonous substances are lurking in your home? Are household cleaners and prescription drugs out of reach of children? Take some time during National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2013, to take an assessment of your home and protect your family against   …Continue Reading March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week