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Raising Health® Blog

International Men’s Day, celebrated annually November 19, is a day dedicated to men and their health. The 2016 International Men’s Day theme is “Stop Male Suicide.”


In the face of a rapidly changing pharmacy landscape, many plan sponsors are struggling to maintain the valued drug benefit they offer their employees.


Acute pain can save a life by alerting us to injury and help us recover by forcing us to protect the injured area. But chronic pain – the kind that continues after injuries have healed or is caused by other nervous system disorders – can lead to a life that many of those who suffer say doesn’t feel like it’s worth living at all.


As Bette Davis once said, “Old age is no place for sissies.” This is also true of living with chronic disease at any age – poor health compounds all of life’s challenges.


The United Nations has declared October 13 the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), aimed at encouraging citizens and governments to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations. The 2016 IDDR theme is “Live to Tell.” This year’s campaign is called the Sendai Seven, which is centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework—the first of which is reducing disaster mortality.



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