988 Could Be a Lifeline for Americans
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988 Could Be a Lifeline for Americans

The new three-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) number 988 will launch on July 16. Similar to dialing 911 for medical emergencies, people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis will be able to call or text 988 and be connected immediately to trained counselors who will listen, provide support and connect people to resources if…

The 2022 “Dirty Dozen” List
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The 2022 “Dirty Dozen” List

Every year, the Environmental Working Group releases a report ranking pesticide residue levels of fruits and vegetables based on samples taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the FDA. This report is designed to help consumers make healthy and informed choices and reduce their exposure to toxic pesticides. The report includes a list…

Fruits and Vegetables for Disease Prevention
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Fruits and Vegetables for Disease Prevention

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is not only important for maintaining a healthy weight and one’s general health but can also help prevent chronic diseases and conditions like the following: Cardiovascular Disease Heart disease is the world’s leading killer. All fruits and vegetables are good choices for the prevention of heart disease…

Resources to Help Find Infant Formula During the Shortage
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Resources to Help Find Infant Formula During the Shortage

To address the infant formula shortage amid medical device and health care company Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall of certain powdered infant formulas, the Biden administration is working to ensure that formula is safe and available for families across the country. President Biden spoke with several retailers and manufacturers—including Walmart, Target, Reckitt and Gerber—to discuss ways…

Containing Costs of Chronic Health Conditions
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Containing Costs of Chronic Health Conditions

Chronic conditions are health conditions that require ongoing management over an extended period of time. Some have very few symptoms, while others severely limit a person’s ability to perform everyday routine tasks. Regardless, chronic conditions may deeply affect those who suffer from them. Many chronic conditions affect the workforce today, including cancer, diabetes, obesity and…

Women’s Health: Preventive Screenings
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Women’s Health: Preventive Screenings

Women should regularly meet with their doctor to discuss their overall health, ask questions and get preventive care. Preventive screenings help detect disease and illness earlier, often leading to faster recovery or less-severe consequences. Meeting with your doctor regularly and establishing a relationship will not only make you feel more comfortable, but it will also…

Most Adults Shouldn’t Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack
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Most Adults Shouldn’t Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack

Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) issued its final recommendation on aspirin as a preventive medication to avoid heart disease, stating that most adults do not need to take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. This change to a long-standing recommendation is based on new evidence that the potential…

The Impact of Employee Mental Health and Well-being on Workplaces
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The Impact of Employee Mental Health and Well-being on Workplaces

Employee well-being refers to the overall state of employees’ physical, mental, social and financial health, which can often be influenced by various workplace dynamics (e.g., workload, connections with co-workers and available resources). While employee well-being plays a key role in employee retention, it also has a significant impact on business performance. As a result, it’s…