Month: November 2020

Simple Ways to Make Thanksgiving Dinner Healthier

Thanksgiving Dinner One of our most popular holidays here in the United States is Thanksgiving Day. While there were many events that gave birth to the tradition, it is believed that it began in 1621. When the Mayflower left England in September 1620, it landed in Cape Cod where colonists began to settle. After the pilgrims’ first harvest succeeded, the pilgrims …

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How to Manage Stress During the 2020 Holiday Season

Holiday Stress The holiday season is a joyous time of year that many people look forward to all year. Holiday traditions, holiday treats, time spent with family and friends, and winter vacations are just a few of the highlights. However, due to COVID-19, this holiday season is going to look very different. As we near …

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2020 Right now, in many areas of the country, COVID-19 rates are starting to surge again,” says Dr. Tina Tan, pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Even though Thanksgiving should be a time for …

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Get Involved in USAAW!

Antibiotic Awareness Week U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual observance that raises awareness about appropriate antibiotic use and the problems antibiotic resistance presents to human health. It also highlights the steps everyone can take to improve antibiotic prescribing and use. This year, USAAW will be November 18-24. This observance is a collaboration between the …

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How to Communicate and Connect While Wearing a Mask

Wearing a Mask Wearing masks is an essential step we all need to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, while masks improve safety, they also make communication and authentic connection more challenging. Masks prevent lip reading, can muffle our voice, and hide facial expressions, all of which make it difficult for those around …

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What are Your Organization’s Unwritten Rules?

Unwritten Rules Every workplace has “unwritten rules.” These are the unstated cultural and emotional norms that exist within your team or company. While you may think everyone on your team knows the unwritten rules, new hires may not, or they may have changed since transitioning to remote work. During times of stress and uncertainty, it …

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November is National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month! This is an important time for communities across the country to team up and bring attention to diabetes. This year’s focus is taking care of youth who have diabetes. As stated by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Diabetes is one of the most …

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