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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

January 2018 is Cervical Health Awareness Month

  

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month! is sponsored by
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Cervical Health Awareness Month is an annual observance held in January to raise awareness about Cervical Health Awareness. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests).

January is a month with a special focus as chapters celebrate Cervical Health Awareness Month and work to spread the word in their communities.NCCC and the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) also offer a range of resources (listed below) to educate the public and healthcare providers about cervical health, from fact sheets to episodes of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast.

Free fact sheet download – Ten Things to Know About HPV http://ow.ly/VKdY307APzi #CervicalHealthMonth

Find free/low cost Pap tests in your area. http://ow.ly/9REq30760to

Each year, approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops.

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