Why Mindfulness?

Whether you are a skeptic or a long-time practitioner, the experience of stress, being overwhelmed, in conflict, anxious or just being sick and tired of the way things are, is a universal to all of us. How one handles stress, anxiety, fear is up to us individually. It is ultimately our choice. Regardless of the […]


Open Enrollment: What’s the Best Plan for Me?

As we head into the busy holiday season, it’s easy to feel flustered by all there is to do in just a few short months. On that long list of to-dos is probably enrolling in a health insurance plan for next year. Don’t stress, we’re here to help you with some things to keep in […]


Maybe Getting a Flu Shot isn’t about You

This might sound harsh, but maybe it’s time we go there. Not everything is about you, and the flu shot is the perfect example. Who You Affect When You Don’t Get a Flu Shot So, you never get sick you say. Maybe, but what if this one time you’re wrong? The flu shot never works. […]


Finding Your Work-Life Balance This Fall

This is a guest blog by our sponsor Ieso. With school back in session and work as busy as ever, fall months can be the most difficult when trying to find a good work-life balance. It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week and we’re using this time to help break the stigma associated with mental health conditions. […]


9 Risks for Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month. You probably hear on a regular basis about the need to do a self-breast exam, but do you know the risk factors for developing breast cancer. It might be hard to remind yourself to do the self-exam, but maybe knowing if you’re more at risk will help you to […]


What to Expect at a 9Health Fair

You may have heard about 9Health Fairs, now let us tell you why you should care. Many health issues have no symptoms but the professional screenings at 9Health Fair can uncover your health risks early before it’s an emergency. With medical costs skyrocketing, it pays to use your community non-profit health fairs. Find a location […]


New Screening to Help Identify Heart Disease Risk

This fall, we’re offering two new screenings. One is a blood type, the other is called High-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP). Yeah, the latter is a mouthful. But it may better define your risk for heart disease when taken into consideration with other traditional risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and […]


Why Flu Shots Are More Important Than You Think

So, probably like you, I’ve read scary articles and heard news stories about otherwise healthy people getting the flu and ending-up seriously ill and in the hospital. Yet, these alarming and deeply frightening stories, seem distant… no one ever thinks it could happen to them. Do You Know if You’re More At-Risk for Contracting a […]


Discussing Obesity

Last week on social media, we shared a blog post about the important but sensitive topic of obesity. We used a photo that has been used before, but it started a good discussion. Obesity and the Negative Stigma One of the goals of the OAC is to remove the negative stigma around obesity. They offer […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Sy DeReauxchette

Sy DeReauxchette is the winner of the 2017 Henry P. Becton Volunteer Impact Award (named in honor of the former Becton-Dickinson Chairman). On a Whim We love to hear our volunteer stories. Every single one of you has one. You might not think it’s that interesting, but we certainly do. So do your fellow volunteers. […]