Two buttons: Calm and Panic
November 29th 2016

The holidays, while often a joyful time, can be a source of stress for many, and can bring on feelings of depression and even loneliness for others.

Below are some tips to help make the holidays a little easier.

Do something good for others

The holiday season offers many opportunities to focus on others. Make a donation of money or time to your favorite charity, take a meal to a family who may need one, shovel someone’s driveway, etc.

Laugh

Multi-generational family photo
November 22nd 2016

November is National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM). This year's theme, "Take Care to Give Care", reminds caregivers that "only by taking care of yourself can you be strong enough to take care of your loved one."

Man looking down in despair
November 15th 2016

People attempt suicide for many reasons. Each case is different, and each underlying cause will be somewhat unique. However, there are a number of common causes for suicidal thoughts and actions that can help you better understand why you are experiencing these thoughts. The better you understand yourself, the more capable you will be of helping yourself. If you have attempted suicide, you should be aware of the following reasons you may have experienced suicidal thoughts.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Often Triggers an Attempt

Multi-generational family photo
November 8th 2016

Every 70 seconds, a family is affected by Alzheimer’s in America.

In 1983, when President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer's. Today, the number of people with the disease has increased to nearly 5.4 million.

During the month of November, we recognize National Alzheimer's Disease and Awareness Month (NADAM) as well as Family Caregivers Month.

our company conference table
November 1st 2016

Ed4Online recently attended the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) Annual Conference in Boston and the HealthStream Summit in Nashville.

Why do we attend conferences such as these?

Hope
October 25th 2016

This October, Ed4HHS is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women (second to skin cancer). About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. But the good news is that millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Mother holding baby while doing schoolwork
October 18th 2016

A nontraditional student is defined as having one or more of the following characteristics:

Two young girls with thumbs up
October 18th 2016

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, giving us a wonderful chance to spread awareness.  During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and their abilities and accomplishments. As the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) states on their site, “It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities.”

Stop Bullying Photo
October 11th 2016

Taunts in the school yard, physical jabs on the school bus, rumors or threats sent via social media. All are forms of bullying, and all have lasting implications on the self-esteem and self-worth of today’s youth. StopBullying.org defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children.” Bullying includes an imbalance of power; with bullies using their physical strength, popularity, or embarrassing information to control, torment or harm others.

acupuncture
October 4th 2016

The decision to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment is a difficult one, yet often necessary to achieve remission or prolong a patient’s life expectancy. The prospect of these treatments and the side effects that often come along with them is frightening for many patients and their families. Will they become sick after treatment? Will they be able to get out of bed and participate in the activities they typically enjoy?

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