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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so here is your first reminder to do your October self check.  I know I have a hard time remembering myself... so when I saw this, I downloaded it right away!

The non-profit Keep A Breast teamed up with verynice studio and The Rare Studios  to re-think the role of smart phones in breast cancer awareness and prevention. The FREE app provides a visual step-by-step overview of the breast self-exam and allows you to easily schedule an automatic monthly reminder with a pop-up text reminder.

With 40% of diagnosed breast cancers being self-detected, the iPhone and Android compatible app aims to educate young people about the importance of breast self-examination and its timing. The monthly reminder helps the user perform their breast self-exam at the same time every month, at the recommended time, right after your monthly cycle. Because of the normal hormonal fluctuations in a woman’s body that affect breast tissue, it is important to select the same time every month so you will be able to distinguish between normal change and something that feels different.

This app can be downloaded from the iTunes and Google Play stores. Both verynice and The Rare Studio helped make the app possible by graciously contributing over 150 hours of pro-bono service to the organization, allowing us to offer this life-changing – and perhaps life-saving app- free to the public.

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Daylight Savings and losses

by Heather Leigh posted Mar 8 2017 10:50AM
This Sunday is Daylight Savings time. The time of year when we get excited knowing that Spring is right around the corner. It stays light later in the day, which tends to put everyone in a happier mood.

If you're a parent you know daylight savings time can also be torture! I think it takes my 5 year old 2-3 days to get adjusted to the new time, which seems so strange because it's just an hour, right?

It's not just the kids who can suffer from the time change. Just losing that one hour of sleep can cause some major havoc to our bodies, according to the experts. In fact on top of making you grumpy, it increases your risk for a heart attack, and can lead to an increased risk in lifestyle consequences including car accidents!

So how do we combat the negatives of springing forward? Here are the details of what to expect and some tips to get you through it!
 
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