Protect Your Eyes Against Injury

Protect Your Eyes Against Injury

Eye injuries happen every day, so protecting your eyes is one of the simplest ways to maintain healthy vision throughout your life. The good news is that 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable just by wearing appropriate protective eyewear. Learn more about eye...
Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

Summer is full of warm days, long evenings and outdoor fun. Whether you are soaking up sun at the beach, splashing in a pool or just hanging out in your backyard, staying safe is an important part of any activity. The following information can help you stay safe while...
Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

Summer. When school ends, the long days stretch before you full of endless possibilities for excitement and adventure. By mid-July, however, the excitement begins to wear off and you are already tired of hearing your kids say, “I’m bored.” Beat summer boredom, and...
Hydration Station

Hydration Station

Staying hydrated is important throughout the year, and even more so in the summer heat. While everyone has been told to drink water, few people know how much water to drink or even how much they drink on a regular basis. Learning about hydration and how to recognize...
National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month—a whole month to appreciate the wonders of dairy! Things get started on June 1 with World Milk Day, which recognizes the contributions of the dairy sector to economic development, sustainability, nutrition and livelihoods. Get ready to...
Stroke Awareness: Signs that Could Save

Stroke Awareness: Signs that Could Save

Acting quickly when someone is having a stroke can make a big difference. Prompt emergency can help to reduce the risk of long-term disability or death, so learning the signs and symptoms can help prepare you to take the immediate action needed to minimize the...
Occupational Health and Safety Tips

Occupational Health and Safety Tips

Workplace safety is an important part of any job and requires that everyone in the company adhere to the safety guidelines and policies in place. Carefully following appropriate safety guidelines can go a long way toward preventing workplace injuries. Here are some...
Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Awareness Month

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and as the summer weather begins here in South Louisiana, it’s the perfect time to be aware of skin cancer. Learning what signs and symptoms to watch for, as well as ways to prevent melanoma can help you avoid its dangers. Take some...
Sexual Assault Awareness And Prevention

Sexual Assault Awareness And Prevention

Sexual violence is a widespread problem. It happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Nearly one in five women and one in 71 men are victims of rape. Sexual violence is defined as any sexual activity where consent is not freely given. Even...
Stress Management

Stress Management

Life can sometimes be immensely stressful. It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do for a living. It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old or anywhere in the middle. Stress is more than likely something that plagues you from time to time. It may...
Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcoholism was finally recognized as a national crisis due to the many negative effects it can when consumed in excess. The month of April was set aside to build awareness about the dangers of excessive drinking as many people do not realize that they are abusing...
Poison Prevention Around the Home

Poison Prevention Around the Home

Kids get into things they’re not supposed to—it’s part of what makes them kids! But it’s important to make sure they don’t get ahold of household items that could be dangerous to their health and safety. Half of the 2 million calls made to the Poison Help Line in 2011...
The Ever-Popular Peanut

The Ever-Popular Peanut

Shelled, unshelled, salted or not salted—peanuts and peanut butters are one of the most popular nut choices in the US. Not only do they taste good, peanuts are a great source of protein and healthy fat and are chocked full of healthy nutrients. Let’s take a closer...
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

While many of us have heard of—and maybe even donated to—Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society which advocates for all types of cancer, one type we don’t hear about as often is colorectal cancer. March marks the start of National...
Running on Empty

Running on Empty

Just like a battery’s power will eventually run out, humans can only keep up a go-go-go pace for so long. Stress and the daily grind of a busy life will catch up to you. If you’re not careful, this can lead to illness. This state can also make you...