Did you know that 43.8 million adults (1 in 5) experience mental illness in a given year? During the month of May, organizations across the country are raising awareness of Mental Health and talking about ways we can support people with mental illness.
When it comes to prescription medication, we may think to ourselves, "my kids or grandkids would never get into my medicine." Or, "if taking one pill made me feel good, two pills should work even better." And, "if it works for someone else, I should be ok to take that too."
When you hear the word "heart disease" or "heart attack," what is your first thought? You may think, "that won't happen to me." According to the American Heart Association, Heart Disease is the No.1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That's approximately one woman every minute! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 321,000 men in 2013-that's 1 in every 4 male deaths.
March is National Nutrition Month and its focus is to bring attention and awareness to the importance of making good food choices and being physically active. "Go Further with Food" is the theme 2018 and it offers several key messages to help us achieve health benefits that come from healthy eating.
Purdue Extension Vigo County is offering a training program for early-care and youth development professionals to improve the quality of their care and educational practices.
It's easy to eat more vegetables! Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories.