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Do Your Part, Be SepticSmart!

On Monday, September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18th-22nd) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States –… Read More

National Preparedness Month

You never know when disaster will strike.  You’ve probably heard it before – it’s not a matter of if, but when.  So what should you do?  Make a plan TODAY! Ready.gov is a site dedicated to helping you and your family plan for a disaster.  Here are some important steps in planning ahead: Step 1:… Read More

National Recovery Month

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the… Read More

Sexual Health Awareness Month

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe… Read More

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

According to The Office of Disease and Health Promotion One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented…. Read More