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Carcinoid, Lung, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month for November

Always remember cancer awareness is the first step towards cancer prevention.--Vedantu

Information about Carcinoid Tumors

Information about Lung Cancer

Information about Pancreatic Cancer

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When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living." --Tecumseh

Thanksgiving Day will be here soon and it's time to get ready: Preparing Your Holiday Turkey Safely

We have also included this 2 minute video which has tips for Thanksgiving food safety:  Thanksgiving Food Safety

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It can be hard to celebrate and be festive during the holidays if there has been a loss, so we hope these tips will help:  Grief Loss During the Holidays.

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Gratitude Journal (Wellness Wednesday for November 8, 2023)

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"Find gratitude in the little things and your well of gratitude will never run dry." Antonia Montoya

One way to relieve stress is to maintain a gratitude journal.

https://www.verywellmind.com/writing-in-a-gratitude-journal-for-stress-relief-3144887

Diabetes Risk Factors and Healthy Habits (Wellness Wednesday November 1, 2023)

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun, Olympic track star

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant). More than 133 million Americans are living with diabetes (37.3 million) or prediabetes (96 million).

Domestic Violence Awareness (Wellness Wednesday for October 25, 2023)

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We would like to recognize that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

If someone you know is experiencing Domestic Violence, there is a hotline available: 800-799-7233.

The State of Michigan VOICEDV hotline provides materials that assist the needs of survivors, their family, friends and allied professionals, in addition to round-the-clock phone, text and chat services.  All services are confidential and free of charge. Advocates are trained to provide immediate crisis counseling, advocacy and referral. More information can be found by clicking here.

For more information, use this resource: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Breast Cancer Awareness (Wellness Wednesday for October 25, 2023)

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“Trauma may happen to you, but it can never define you.” ― Melinda Longtin


We would like to recognize that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Signs,Symptons, Risks of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness for Men


Educators Self-Care (Wellness Wednesday for October 18, 2023)

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Wellness begins with self-awareness and self-care.” – Unknown

Here are 8 Must-Do Ideas for all "Educators Self-Care" along with a Self-Care Challenge: Educator Self Care

Fitting Workouts Into a Busy Schedule (Wellness Wednesday October 11, 2023)

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The Mayo Clinic offers up these five tips to help people create a workout routine that fits into a busy life: 5 Simple Tips To Fit A Workout Into Any Schedule.

Be Your Healthiest Self (Wellness Wednesday for 10/4/2023)

World Health Organization

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  — World Health Organization

The World Health Organization’s definition of health highlights the holistic nature of wellness. It’s not just about being free from illness but encompasses a range of physical, mental, and social factors that contribute to our overall wellness.

Here is an Emotional Wellness Toolkit, provided by the National Institutes of Health, that features 6 strategies for improving your emotional health. Click the Emotional Wellness Toolkit to get started.