Columbus Day – Dispel the Myths, Discuss the Impact

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In fact, on October 12th of that year. For this reason, the closest Monday to that date (the 2nd Monday of October) was chosen by the US Government in 1971 to be Columbus Day. Celebrated as an official US holiday since 1937, it initiated as an Italian-American fest,.. read more →

07 Oct 2014
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Calling All Men: How to Watch Out for Prostate Cancer

What do actors Robert De Niro and Charleton Heston,  former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Yankees manager Joe Torre, golf legend Arnold Palmer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani,  and former South African President Nelson Mandela all have in common? They all survived prostate cancer. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and.. read more →

29 Sep 2014
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The Good, The Bad, and the Pretty: Cholesterol Levels

September is National Cholesterol Education month. By now, who hasn’t heard about cholesterol? It’s so prominently discussed in terms of health conscience that to not mention it would be akin to not mentioning mopping when teaching your child how to house clean. Along with exercise, not smoking, and blood pressure, healthy cholesterol levels are one.. read more →

15 Sep 2014
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Just Because: Robin Williams and August 27th

On the 27th of August, at the cusp of summer vacations ending and the welcoming of the routines of autumn, comes a seemingly quirky day: Just Because Day (yes, really).  This day gives pause to a transition period when people are trying to get back on their feet, students exit camps and enter classes, and workers.. read more →

23 Aug 2014
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Let Us Break Bread Together: Family Meals Month

August is Family Meals Month. Did you know that family meal times tend to be more nutritious? According to Nemours, a children’s health system, eating together as a family leads to more conscious planning on the part of the parents, resulting in healthier choices placed on the table.  In addition, there’s the “social nutrition” aspect:.. read more →

14 Aug 2014
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National Eye Exam Month: You Can Make A Difference

Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. Infants as young as a few weeks old start to make eye contact, and from there, bonding is largely facilitated by locking in the gaze of others.  As we grow, our sight serves as the strongest of our five senses, affecting everything from light and color.. read more →

07 Aug 2014
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That Multilayered Italian Delight

Lick your lips: July 29th is National Lasagna Day. Seriously.  A whole 24 hours dedicated to the scrumptious combo of pasta, soft cheese, sliced cheese, tomato sauce, and minced meat (debatably optional) main dish that has become as mainstay for Americans as the hotdog. Whether restaurant, pasta bar, or homemade, lasagna can be relied upon.. read more →

28 Jul 2014
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Flag Day, June 14th: The Symbolism & Code of the American Flag

We just commemorated Memorial Day a couple of weeks ago – American flags were flown in celebration. Just a couple of weeks prior, we had Armed Forces Day – US flags were an integral part of the ceremonies. Veterans Day’s in November initiates war veterans and many other Americans to hang the national flag on.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
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Make New Friends, and Keep the Old: National Best Friend Day June 8th

The term “best friend” is a label given for the person you consider the friend you can count on for anything, someone you absolutely love being with, no matter what you do together. “Best friend” is usually for girls – males might have a best friend who is male, but it’s too touchy-feely to actually.. read more →

06 Jun 2014
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Memorial Day Weekend: What It’s All About

Americans can be proud. Only about 400 years have passed since the first successful English colony was established in Jamestown, Virginia, and look at us now. Four centuries is a relatively short time, historically speaking, especially in comparison with the millennia of history in Asia, Arabia, Africa and Europe.  And yet it’s the US which.. read more →

26 May 2014
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