News of Note

National Women’s Health Week

May is the month we celebrate the special moms in our lives but it is also a time to empower all women to take steps to improve their health.

National Women's Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.

This important week begins on Mother’s Day and focuses on helping women of every age to prioritize her physical and mental wellbeing, by taking some simple steps.

Exercise & Your Mind

Is a healthy heart linked to a healthy brain? New research from Sweden suggests that it is.

A new study which followed 191 women for 44 years, found that women with higher cardiovascular fitness in their midlife years were less likely to develop dementia later in life.

Their findings were published in the journal Neurology.

Fitness #4Mind4Body

In their 2018 report on the State of Mental Health in America, the National Association for Mental Health… now known as Mental Health America reports that over 43 million Americans have a mental health condition and of those adults, nearly half have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder.

May is designated Mental Health Awareness month. During this month Mental Health America, and other mental health organizations host a number of activities which are based on increasing awareness.

This year’s theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body to encourage everyone to focus on what we as individuals can do to be fit for our own futures.

Allergy Moods

A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found that during ragweed seasons, allergic patients reported higher levels of general fatigue and mental fatigue, as well as reduced motivation and greater sadness. These emotions are triggered by biochemical changes that directly affect the central nervous system.