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Safely Dispose of Medications

Medications are all around us. In just about every household there is some form of medication. If not taken completely these medications will eventually expire and get old. Taking out of date medications can be hazerdous and can cause you to become ill. Disposing of old and unused medications is important but needs to be done in a way that is not only safe for the user but for the community around them.

This video highlights the importance of proper disposal of medication and gives you some tips as well:

 


Childhood Obesity is a Rising Problem

Today more than ever we are seeing more and more children that are overweight. In a time of fast food overload, more choices when it comes to sweets and beverages; we are seeing the scales raise. Today’s children are quickly forgoing the fruit and eating whatever quick option they have in the cabinet. From chips and crackers to sugar-laden cereals and breakfast bars, kids are eating their way to bad health.

Years ago you use to see heavier set kids who came from larger size families or perhaps had health issues. However today you see numerous children without health problems and from seemingly smaller or average sized family genetics yet they are overweight. The combination of treats available as well as the lack of exercise is sending our kids scales on the rise. Communities are taking notice and school systems are offering healthier lunches and more physical fitness activities.… Continue reading

Tis the Season to Give

No matter what race, religion or nationality you are, the holidays are  time of gathering for friends and family. It’s about sharing time together and appreciating what you have. Life is what you make it. For many though the holidays are a time of sadness because they don’t have the financial means to celebrate the holidays.

So it’s natural that the holidays can be a time of dread for many. As a community this is where the entire community can come together for the greater good of another. There are several ways to assists families this time of the year:

  • You can donate food to create a basket so that a family can have a holiday meal together.
  • You can donate new toys to families who celebrate the holiday so that the children can have gifts to open on the big day.
  • You can have a clothing drive… Continue reading

Nurturing Your Relationships

Today more than ever it seems as if everyone is part of the rat race. Life is moving fast and everyone seems to have less and less time for one another. Getting with family for dinner is not as common as it use to be. Even the kids are busier today.

photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.netSo how can you keep those family and friend connections close? Remember these simple yet effective tips:

  1. Make an effort to stay connected. It can be through a quick visit to their home or office if you are in the area. Also take time to send a quick email or make a call to them just say hello.
  2. Also take time to forge new relationships with people who share similar interests. This could be a co-worker who you can share lunch with a few times a week. Feeling connected to people outside of work and the chaos of… Continue reading

How to Keep that Healthy Spark in Your Relationship

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Relationships are a part of life. We need that companionship. When you find that one person that makes everything seem right, the world is a good place. However, over time, relationships can go through the course of becoming routine. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it’s in these times that you can see where you may not be as close to the other person as you once were. You m ay not do as much together or take time to talk the way you use to.

We need relationships in our lives. However, these relationships must be healthy and beneficial to our life. Keeping your marriage or dating relationship healthy is essential to the overall life of the relationship. So how do you keep that relationship healthy and thriving? The answer is actually easier then you think. All it takes is some time, dedication and a… Continue reading

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