Domestic violence occurs in a relationship when one partner uses coercive and manipulative behaviors to exert control over their partner. A 2017 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that nearly half of domestic violence incidents went unreported, allowing a cycle of violence to perpetuate over time. Domestic violence can also take many forms and includes any behavior that causes physical harm or fear, prevents someone from doing what they want to do, or forces them to do things they don’t want to do.
With the winter season upon us, you will be spending more time indoors and inside social functions. Unfortunately, the flu season is here and now is the time to proactively address your health for the coming months.
It’s no secret that living an active lifestyle can help you achieve and maintain the quality of life you want regardless of age. While physical capabilities often change over time, there are a variety of options for exercise and healthy living that can be beneficial regardless of your age or current health.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month arrives this month as temperatures cool and holiday planning begins. Other than skin cancer, the most common cancer among American women is breast cancer. Though the public presence of prolific charities has raised public awareness, it is essential to transform that awareness into a self-care routine to ensure any breast cancer-related issues are caught early to increase the effectiveness of treatments.
Injuries from falls are the main reason older adults lose their independence. Risk factors increase with age but many falls are preventable and taking basic preventative measures can reduce the risk of incurring fall-related injuries.
Incorporating whole grains into your diet can be a good source of nutrition, improve health, and make meals more exciting. A diet rich in whole grains may improve gastrointestinal symptoms, reduce risk for heart disease and Type-2 diabetes, and reduce cancer risk and systemic inflammation.
Making the most of your Third Age, the “golden years” of adulthood marking the span of time from retirement to the beginning of age-imposed physical, emotional, and cognitive decline, is easier said than done. We often know what we should be doing to maximize our health and quality of life, yet putting those tenets into practice often seems like an incredibly difficult undertaking.
The upcoming fall season brings many amazing outdoor experiences to residents and visitors to our beautiful state, some of which have been enjoyed for generations. While seasonal allergies have often been accepted as unavoidable, Wyomingites can rejoice knowing there are many options to alleviate or even eliminate suffering this fall. Read on to learn more about what allergies are, what triggers them, and how you can get treatment!
Walking through the entrance to a hospital can be an emotional experience. That’s one reason the volunteer Ambassadors at Memorial Hospital of Converse County are an integral part of a positive experience for patients and visitors to the hospital.