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Don’t spread it, prevent it

Don’t spread it, prevent it

Missed work, missed school, missed holiday activities! No one likes to catch the flu and national health organizations want you to know it’s not too late for taking a shot at prevention. This week marks National Influenza Vaccination Week, bringing with it, the time for awareness. During the 2017-2018 flu season, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates flu caused: 49 million flu illnesses – more than the combined populations of Texas and Florida 960,000 flu hospitalizations – more than…

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A call to action on the opioid crisis

A call to action on the opioid crisis

Christian Brothers Services along with Express Scripts is leading the fight to end the opioid epidemic through partnership Each day … ▶ 90 people lose their lives due to opioid overdose; ▶ more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for misusing prescription opioids; ▶ families from all walks of life are losing loved ones to painkillers. The undeniable truth—opioid addiction is so prevalent that these facts are nearly part of daily reporting. Yet, we continue to see the toll it takes on…

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Reducing risk for breast cancer

Reducing risk for breast cancer

October is Breast cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer undoubtedly touches everyone, whether it is your mother, sister, neighbor or friend—according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.,  1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. While you can’t prevent cancer, you can take steps to reduce your risks. A healthy lifestyle can help protect your overall health and may reduce your risk for certain cancers. A few reminders: Eat five or more servings of fruits…

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