What is Distracted Driving?

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Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.

You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.

National Women’s History Month

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Mental illnesses are disorders, ranging from mild to severe, that affect a person’s thinking, mood, and/or behavior. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one-in-five adults live with a mental illness.

What is Self Injury/Harm Awareness Day (SIAD)?

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SIAD is a global observance dedicated to raising awareness about self-harm and self-injury. It’s a day where communities come together to break the silence, dispel myths, and offer support to those who experience self-harm. It also emphasizes the importance of understanding and compassion in approaching this sensitive topic, fostering environments where affected individuals can seek help without judgment.

6 Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Protect Your Kidneys

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Take Medications as Prescribed
Your doctor may prescribe blood pressure-lowering medications that are effective in slowing the development of kidney disease.
Aim for a Healthy Weight
If you are overweight or obese, losing even a small amount of weight can improve blood pressure readings.