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Relieve Holiday Stress:
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The Holiday season can be a time of joy, but can also be a time of major stress. Financial worries, family expectations, and other causes of stress may lead to both mental and physical symptoms, such as depression, irratbility, and digestive problems.

Find ways to help relieve stress during the holidays through NAtional Library of Medicine resources, including resources for the public on Medline Plus and resources in multiple languages on HealthReach:

• For the Public: The MedlinePLus Health Topic on Stress resources on stress symptoms, treatment options, tips for living with stress, and information targeted towards children, teens, and women experiencing stress. Also check the Medical Encyclopedia on MedlinePlus to find an article about learning to manage stress.

• Multiple Languages: Find multilingual patient information about stress on HealthReach, such as Coping with Stress" (14 languages), Health and Well-Being 1 - Stress" (15 languages), "Anxiety (An Introduction)" (4 languages), and "What is Mental Distress" (16 languages).

Local Health Observances

February 2018 is Amercican Heart Awareness Month

  

February is American Heart Awareness Month! is sponsored by
The American Heart Association

American Heart Awareness Month is an annual observance held in February to raise awareness about American Heart Awareness.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

“Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association,” Circulation (numbers rounded):

• 1 million poeople who will have a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease this year.

• 16.5 million americans age 20 and older who are living with coronary heart disease.

• 795,000 people who will have a stroke this year.

• 356,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside a hospital each year.

• 103 million sdults with high blood pressure.

• 6.5 million americans age 20 and older who are living with heart failure

• 38 percent rise in the number of high blood pressure deaths between 2005 and 2015

Take action: Be the cure! Join the American Heart Association’s national movement in support of healthier communities and healthier lives.

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