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Community Government Wellness

The Unique Barriers to Mental Healthcare Access in Rural Areas

For many of us, rural living is just about the best life has to offer. Beautiful landscapes. The peace and quiet of the secluded life. 76% of America’s incorporated towns house fewer than 5,000 people, offering citizens the cozy comfort of a tight-knit community.  There’s a lot to love in country life. And that’s probably […]

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Business Wellness

How to Ensure Lifting Safety in the Workplace

Image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay If you have a business in an industry where workers have to lift heavy objects regularly, then you are in a unique position where safety is concerned. In addition to regular safety guidelines, you need to have specific safety guidelines in place for lifting.  While […]

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Mind Wellness

Coping with the Emotional Trauma of an Accident

When you have a serious accident, not only can it cause you lots of physical damage and pain, but it can also cause a great deal of emotional trauma too. If you have recently had an accident, and you’re feeling stressed, sad, angry, or any other negative emotion about it, your mental health is probably […]

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Community Wellness

Abuse Amongst the Elderly

Millions of Aged Americans are Experiencing Abuse News stories about care home elderly abuse are concerningly common, and the National Council on Aging reports that over 5,000,000 people are affected by elderly abuse every year. While care homes and malpractice play a significant role in this, most elderly abuse is perpetrated by relatives, around 66%, […]

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Wellness

How to Advocate for Yourself At the Doctor

Image Source: Pexels Everyone has the ultimate responsibility for their own health. Yet, so often there’s the expectation that you are supposed to accept as given any advice, treatment, or diagnoses that medical professionals offer. Yes, it is important to remember that they have expertise that you don’t, but your relationship with them should be […]

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Wellness

9 Ways to Stay Cool During the Summer

According to NASA, 2020 was actually the hottest year on record. What makes this alarming is that previously, 2016 was regarded as being the hottest year on record. Gavin Schmidt, director of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, proclaimed that the last seven years were the hottest seven years on record. Therefore, they believe that this […]

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Community Wellness

How COVID-19 Has Shaped the Future of Telehealth

Source: Pixbay  The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent lockdowns and quarantines altered people’s lives in every imaginable way — and healthcare was no exception. COVID-19 threw challenges at every industry, but above all else, it proved a true test for global healthcare systems.  As people stayed indoors, they turned to the internet and technology […]

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Wellness

Depression, Debt, and Gender: How Women’s Finances Affect Their Mental Health

Image Source: Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/money-home-coin-investment-2724235/) Anyone paying attention knows that the issues of women’s rights and economic justice can’t be separated. Gender-based income disparities are persistent and pervasive. The feminization of poverty is real. But it’s not only affecting the quality of women’s financial lives the world over. It’s also affecting their mental health. Studies show […]

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Wellness

The Mental and Physical Challenges After a Car Accident

According to recent estimates from the US Department of Transportation, there are, on average, six million automobile accidents in the United States each year. Nearly 34,000 of those accidents involve fatalities. But if you are one of those six million, then you know that the accident does not have to claim a life or cause […]

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Mind Wellness

How to Stay Mentally Healthy This Winter

Image Source: Pexels Seasonal depression is a common struggle for many Americans. The winter blues can slowly creep into your thoughts and feelings as the long, dark, gray winter months slowly pass. When you also are dealing with a pandemic that has impacted the mental health of nearly half of all Americans, it can become […]