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4 Fall Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Season

4 Fall Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Season

As the cooler, crisp fall air moves in and the days slowly get shorter, you might be looking forward to curling up by the fireplace or lighting a few pumpkin-scented candles. But before you jump right into pumpkin season, take a look at these four fall safety

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Heroin Use Prevention Resources

Heroin Use Prevention Resources

Heroin use has become an epidemic, not only in our community, but across the country. In fact, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 50, with an estimated 59,000 to 65,000 deaths caused by drug overdose in 2016 alone

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6 Tips for Better Stress Management

6 Tips for Better Stress Management

Acute bouts of stress are a normal part of life. This is your body’s way of alerting you to a potential danger, threat, or difficult situation. But according to the American Psychological Association, most Americans are experiencing a high level of chronic stress, which can be detrimental

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5 Smartphone Apps That Are Great for Your Health

5 Smartphone Apps That Are Great for Your Health

  No matter your health and fitness needs, there’s an app for that! Why not optimize the time you already spend on your smartphone and other devices and try a few of these excellent apps to help you boost your physical and mental health? 1. Couch to

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3 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Fall

3 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Fall

As cooler weather begins to move in, many people are beginning to consider getting their annual flu shot to help them stay healthy and flu-free all year long. But if you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should get a flu shot this fall,

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4 Back-to-School Safety Tips to Share with Your Kids

4 Back-to-School Safety Tips to Share with Your Kids

It’s that time of year again, when the mornings are starting to get a little chilly and the kids are off to school again. To help make sure they arrive safely both to and from school, take a look at these four back-to-school safety tips to go

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Say NO to Texting and Driving

Say NO to Texting and Driving

 

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What to Do about a Tick Bite

What to Do about a Tick Bite

Ticks have been particularly abundant and problematic here in southwestern Pennsylvania this past spring, summer, and moving into fall. While getting a tick bite does not necessarily mean that you will contract Lyme disease or other illnesses commonly transmitted by ticks, it’s important to take precautions to help

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5 Essential Gun Safety Tips to Know

5 Essential Gun Safety Tips to Know

Gun safety education is imperative for anyone who plans to handle a gun, whether for sport or self defense. Even if you don’t own a gun, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with how to safely handle and operate one. Here are five of the most

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4 Unexpected Dangers to Infants and Kids around the Home

4 Unexpected Dangers to Infants and Kids around the Home

Using outlet covers, keeping cleaning products out of reach, and blocking staircases with baby gates are common child-proofing practices that can help to keep infants and toddlers safe. However, there may be some hidden dangers in your home that can be just as harmful. Take a look

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5 Lesser-Known Foods That Are Dangerous to Your Dog

5 Lesser-Known Foods That Are Dangerous to Your Dog

Most people know that dogs and chocolate don’t mix, but that isn’t the only common food that could be harmful to your furry friend. Take a look at these five lesser-known food items to keep away from your pet. 1. Coffee and Coffee Grounds While a fresh

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Bullying

How to Talk to Your Kids about Bullying

Bullying has become a widespread problem in schools across the country and online. The first step to counteracting this behavior is to talk to your kids at home about what bullying is and what they can do if they are being bullied or see other children being

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8 Water safety tips for the Summer

8 Water safety tips for the Summer
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Medicare Open Enrollment Is Just around the Corner. Here’s What You Need to Know

Medicare Open Enrollment Is Just around the Corner. Here’s What You Need to Know

Medicare Open Enrollment is quickly approaching. It will begin on October 15th and will run through December 7th, but it’s never too soon to start considering your options. If you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed about your Medicare plan, you can use this as a guide to help

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5 Important Fire Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

5 Important Fire Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Every 86 seconds in the U.S., a home structure fire is reported to first responders, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The good news, though, is that house fires are highly preventable by familiarizing yourself with a few simple everyday precautions. Take a look at the

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Recognizing Signs of Substance Use Disorder in Your Teen

Recognizing Signs of Substance Use Disorder in Your Teen

Teenagers today are faced with constant pressure, whether to get good grades, excel in a sport, or to fit into a particular crowd of peers. In some cases, feeling overwhelmed by these pressures can lead to various forms of substance use disorder. If you suspect that your

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Caring for an Elderly Family Member: An Overview

Caring for an Elderly Family Member: An Overview

The nation’s fourth-largest population of men and women aged 65 and older currently resides in Pennsylvania, which means that the number of families here who are looking for advice on how to care for an elderly parent or family member is also on the rise. While this

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Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Wed
6:00 pm Addiction & Recovery: Where Can ... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
Addiction & Recovery: Where Can ... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Laurie Johnson-Wade of Lost Dreams Awakening will be presenting a talk entitled “Addiction & Recovery: Where Can I Turn?” to help community members navigate their options when trying to seek help for a family member struggling with drug addition. This free event will take place on Wednesday, October 18,
Oct
27
Fri
6:30 pm AKH Foundation’s 12th Annual Win... @ Hillcrest Country Club
AKH Foundation’s 12th Annual Win... @ Hillcrest Country Club
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for a fun-filled evening at the AKH Foundation’s 12th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner, which will take place on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at Hillcrest Country Club. Please RSVP to this event by calling the Foundation at (724) 294-3157.
Nov
29
Wed
6:00 pm There is Hope For Drug Addiction... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
There is Hope For Drug Addiction... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During her free seminar, “There is Hope For Drug Addiction: Trends, Tragedies and Triumphs,” Laurie Johnson-Wade of Lost Dreams Awakening will share the latest news in dealing with drug addiction to help families better understand how to seek help for this tragic illness. This free event will take place