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National Family Caregivers Month

by Jessica Fisher • November 12, 2020

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which recognizes the dedication of those who provide around-the-clock care to loved ones.  There are over 53 million Americans who are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. Twenty-seven percent, or nearly a third of adult caregivers, are helping someone with a mental illness. Over half of family caregivers […]


National Disability Employment Awareness Month: 75th Anniversary of Employing People of All Abilities

by Jessica Fisher • October 16, 2020

“Inclusion drives innovation” is the theme for this October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates the public about the value of a workforce inclusive of their contributions, skills and talents. This year marks the nation’s 75th observance of NDEAM as well […]


30 Years of the ADA

by Jessica Fisher • August 12, 2020

Anyone who has ever used a ramp at an airport to roll luggage, or at a mall to push a stroller, has benefited from the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). But as helpful and necessary as those ramps may seem for all, they wouldn’t exist had they not been installed specifically to accommodate those using […]


Celebrating Nurses

by Jessica Fisher • May 8, 2020

Approaching each day with dedication, commitment, and compassion are some of the hardest working and trusted among us. Never before have we collectively been reminded of their selflessness and devotion. If there’s ever been a time to recognize and celebrate nurses, this is the year.  As it happens, 2020 is the 200th birthday of Florence […]


May is Vasculitis Awareness Month!

by Jessica Fisher • May 4, 2020

Vasculitis? What is it and why should you care? Indeed vasculitis is a rare disorder, one you may have never heard of and one that you likely will never personally develop. But the disorder includes nearly twenty different rare autoimmune diseases and at some point, you or someone you know or love may be faced […]


The Therapeutic Benefits of Journaling

by Jessica Fisher • April 24, 2020

Journaling. Does the word spark joy or dread? A practice that involves writing down your feelings and experiences on a regular basis. It’s inexpensive and easily accessible, only requiring a pad, a pencil and about 20 minutes of your time. But for many people this idea sounds painful. Writing for some is filled with apprehension […]


Stress and Exhaustion Can Lead to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

by Jessica Fisher • March 2, 2020

February was American Heart Month and it’s always a good reminder for individuals to focus on their hearts. New research suggests that if you’re feeling chronic stress and burnout, otherwise known as mental and physical exhaustion, you could be at a higher risk for Atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib). AFib is the most common […]


Suicide Prevention Month

by Jessica Fisher • September 16, 2019

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month with National Suicide Prevention Week September 8-14, 2019.    During this annual campaign, individuals and organizations join together to raise awareness and provide education.  Many suicides can be prevented by knowing the warning signs and what to do if they are present. According to the International Association for Suicide […]