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What do you know about the use and benefit of medical cannabis? Can it help to relieve arthritic pain, anxiety, loss of appetite, and stress? Can it help a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or cancer? Do you need a prescription? Can it help you fall asleep at night? Forget about what you heard. In all your Getting, Get the understanding or rather the truth. Please join us on Thursday, February 16, 2023, for COME’s Monthly 45 mins Let’s Talk session at 7 PM. Go to the website to RSVP Let’s explore the therapeutic use of cannabis. Facilitator, Glendalee LMSW, ASW-G Medical Cannabis Consultant.

National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP study found that women’s caregiving is essential in supporting the long-term care system. Women have multiple roles as mothers, daughters, sisters, counselors, providers, and protectors. Women shoulder more responsibility now in and outside the home than ever before. An estimated 66% of caregivers are female. The average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who works outside the home and provides her mother 20 hours per week of unpaid care. Although men also assist, female caregivers may spend as much as 50% more time providing care than male caregivers.

Caregivers are at risk for “caregivers’ burnout” One may experience fatigue, anxiety, depression, and overwhelming emotional and physical stress, which can lead to cardiac instability. Uncontrolled stress can cause panic attacks, chest pains, rapid heartbeats, hypertension, and shortness of breath. Not getting enough rest, eating a balanced diet, and taking time for yourself can increase the potential for heart disease.

Every year the first Friday of February is dedicated to National Wear Red Day as an awareness day for American women to understand their number one health threat, heart disease. Women are encouraged to know their blood pressure, HDL cholesterol, total cholesterol levels, and body mass index (BMI) to better understand their health risk for heart disease.

Women must nurture themselves as profoundly as they nurture their families and communities. National Wear Red Day is supported by the American Heart Association and is celebrated in conjunction with national heart health month. It focuses on raising awareness of women’s heart disease and stroke risks. About 80% of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented by understanding your family health history and knowing the five critical health numbers. Knowing these numbers can help healthcare providers determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. Maintaining a heart-healthy diet, incorporating daily physical activity, and not smoking can be the best weapons in preventing heart disease and stroke. Let’s represent National Wear Red Day on Friday this year. Put on that red lipstick, jacket, pant, hat, dress, or scarf.

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