Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tips on Handling Holiday Stress

“Don’t worry…be happy”—What is the matter, you don’t feel like singing that tune this holiday season?  You are in good company, according to a survey done by the American Psychological Association (APA).  Most people are worried about additional challenges this

Wishing You a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season

Holiday Party Time Should Not Equal Food Poisoning Time

Many offices host some sort of get-together this time of year and you may join in by bringing a dish to pass. If you’re not bringing food to the office, you may be hosting a get-together with family or friends.

It’s National Hand Washing Awareness Week

Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent infectious diseases, including colds and flu. The World Health Organization states that “simple hand-washing could save up to 1 million lives each year” around the globe. The Centers for

Community Coffee

Relax… Keep Calm and Enjoy the Holidays  Are the holidays a stressful time for you? If so you are not alone! For many the holidays can cause a lot of stress, can ruin your celebration and hurt your health. Come learn how

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

 Buy age-appropriate toys. Look for toys and other gifts that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards. Review warnings on the toy’s box. Avoiding shooting toys that have pieces that shoot or fly off. Remember that BB

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