Health

Sexual Violence, What Is It And How To Protect Yourself

The feel of his dry papery hands on the back of my neck sends cold chills down my back. I want to scream and run out his office but the hours that I have spent working keeps me in the chair. This opportunity for this promotion is with in my grasp.   When he called me…...

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How Mobile Technologies Can Help Our Veterans- Apps and Programs

As I look out my window across the fields, I see the lone road winding its way down the hill and past my house off into the evaporating distance. No cars pass and haven’t passed for a good hour and the gloom of evening is beginning to descend. This has…...

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Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Among Veterans

The blinking digital numbers on the scales seem to be taking forever. I can’t believe I agreed to have dinner with my friends last night.  Now I have to get up an hour earlier so I can get in extra time working out before work.   The next morning after my workout at the gym, I…...

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When Family Life Gets Turned Upside Down

Researched and Written by Andrea Bowling What is a family emergency? Your family emergency will be as unique as your family and what you consider an emergency may not be considered an emergency by someone else.  Cake has an article showing the large range of family emergencies click here.  Someday you will receive a call or notification that will make you…...

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It’s Not My Body: Understanding Sex and Gender Issues in the Military

Written By Natalie Schroeder and Andrea BowlingResearched By Natalie Schroeder The box in the closet is calling my name. I know my roommates will not be back for a few hours, so I go to my closet and pull down the shoe box with worn edges. I open the lid and see the simple black flats with…...

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Putting Out the Fire: Information, Tips, and Resources to Combat Tobacco Use

Written by Natalie Schroeder and Andrea BowlingResearched by Deborah Spivak and Natalie Schroeder  I pat the pockets of my jacket to make sure I have my lighter. “Hey Sara, are you ready,” I ask over the cubicle wall. “Yep, let’s hurry we have to be back so Hillary can go to…...

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Hi, My Name Is Roberta: Expanding Your Social Network as a Senior Citizen

“I am so frustrated that the garbage man did not collect the cans again,” I say into the silence of the house. “I know! I feel like taking and dumping the garbage at the office!” I continue, felling a little better. “How can they say the cans are not acceptable…...

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Confidence In A Paper Gown: How to be prepared for your next doctor appointment

Bzzz Bzzz my phone indicates I have received a message. I look at the screen “This is a reminder of your appointment November 20th. Reply “Y” to confirm your appointment, “N” to cancel, or call our office to reschedule. “ I press Y and hit send and am thankful that…...

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Anxiety, It’s Not Just Sweaty Palms

I feel the hot damp sweat soaking the underarms of my shirt. The cold sweat feels good trickling down the small of my back but also, I know I will be embarrassed walking back to my desk.  Leaning up against the cinderblock wall I turn my face to feel the…...

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Emergency for Fido

According to the APPA (American Pet Product Association) 67% of households in the United States have a pet. Pets have become part of most families and the pets vary as much as individual families. This is why it is important to personalize your own emergency plan for your family as…...

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