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#DidYouKnow – Alzheimer’s Disease

Though there are 10 types of dementia, did you know Alzheimer’s disease might be the most common form? This neurodegenerative disease isn’t well understood; why people get it is uncertain and there’s no cure. What’s known is that a failure in normal protein functions causes it. This leads to a disruption of brain cell operation and toxic cascade, which causes

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Happy Halloween (Samhain)!

Many of our holidays have origins in Pagan traditions. Halloween is no different. This particular event is the modern version of the three-day Celtic festival, known as Samhain. This is a Gaelic word, pronounced ‘sah-win’ or ‘sow-win’, which means ‘summer’s end’. This was the Celt’s New Year, marking the end of both summer and the harvest while heralding the long winter ahead. As winter

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#DidYouKnow – Jeanette Rankin?

First Woman Elected To American Congress Jeanette Rankin was a remarkable woman who fought for woman’s suffrage. Then, in 1916, when most women still didn’t have the right to vote, Jeanette became one of two members of the U.S. House of Representatives for Montana. She served two terms (during WWI and WWII) as a Republican, known for being a women‘s

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#DidYouKnow – The Soviet’s Were The 1st On The Moon?

Luna 2’s Historic Flight Happened in September I recently read a book, Hot Moon by Alan Smale, and it hit home. With the Artemis program kicking off and our planned return to the moon, I thought it would be fun to review some history facts. One facet of the Space Race that intrigues me is that the Soviet Union beat the United

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#BooksForTheHoliday – National Read a Book Day!

Though we celebrate National Book Lovers Day on August 9th, we observe National Read A Book Day on September 6th each year.  It is meant to not only encourage a love and enjoyment of literature, but also to bring awareness to the health benefits of reading. Learn more ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITSand find great BOOK SUGGESTIONS:

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

You know how I love reading, libraries, and encourage literacy, so you know I am all in on this month’s celebration of all those things. Being a theatre kid and a singer, I am extra tickled with this year’s theme: LET YOUR IMAGINATION SINGAT THE LIBRARY! “A library card can be a rite of passage for your child, giving them

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September Is Disease Literacy Month

Knowledge is power and understanding about one’s chronic illness is vital. More so, it is an important aspect of the overall patient care. If you don’t know what’s happening with your body, you may not know the right things to tell your medical staff or what treatment options you have available or should attempt. September’s a time to encourage people

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