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Put down the phone and listen up! April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. A study shows that almost 100% of teens agree that texting and driving is dangerous, however half admitted to do it. It only takes a couple of seconds being distracted, to get into an accident. DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE.

History of Distracted Driving Awareness Month

On November 25, 2008, Shelly Forney’s life completely changed when a driver mistakenly looked at their cell phone while in control of an SUV. Shelley’s nine year old daughter Erica was riding her bike home, just a few pedals away when she was struck by the car head on. Erica passed away two days later on Thanksgiving.

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At KJC Law Firm, we follow a list of core values that represent who we are as a company. Each core value is a unique asset to our hard working and supportive environment. This month we are recognizing each of our KJC employees their core value.

This week we are featuring Abbie Rosen! Abbie is an attorney who has a love for helping those who find themselves in difficult situations. Abbie’s favorite core value is compassion for all. Compassion for all means compassion for others is extremely important and having that compassion leads to a better working atmosphere.

“Having compassion for everyone is important and allows you to be aware of others and can really boost your mood. When you put in the effort to be perfect, you can get things done in a timely and efficient matter.” – Abbie Rosen

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April is Distracted Driver’s Awareness Month. Everyday, more than 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving consists of actions such as talking on cellphones, texting, eating, or anything that takes away your attention from the road. Use #justdrive this month to keep yourself and others safe.

The National Safety Council recognizes Distracted Driving Awareness Month in order to help make roadways and people safer. It is important to always be attentive on the road no matter the circumstances. Address family members, co workers, friends, and others with resources and communications of distracted driving.

How to Take Action

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March 4th is National Hospitalist Day

This day recognizes the contributions of 60,000 hospitalists nationwide on the first Thursday in March annually. Hospital medicine is a specialty that is growing fast in modern medicines, and those who practice it are well known at hospitals.

Hospitalists manage patient care during their stay as an inpatient and also have proven to reduce readmissions while serving as leaders with quality improvement and patient safety. The term was first introduced in 1996 by Drs. Lee Goldman and Bob Wachter in a New England Journal of Medicine article.

February is Black History Month and what better way to celebrate than to relax and watch Netflix? Black life is often expressed in tragedy. However, these films are full of happiness, love for humanity, and creative skill. Netflix has been a mainstream leader for showing Black films and shows before other streamer companies.

After conducting research, we listed some of the best Black history movies on Netflix for your BHM enjoyment! There are so many great films available as well as so many media companies that discuss top Black films in their February blogs. Many of the films listed below allow you to fully engage in the Black experience through laughs, tears, dreams, and inspiration for a few hours.

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February is Heart Health Awareness Month! There are plenty of ways to get involved and spread awareness in support of February and heart health throughout the year.

Heart disease and complications are one of the most widespread and complicated health challenges in the United States and around the world. Cardiovascular disease accounts for more than 860,000 deaths in the United States in 2017. Cardiovasuclar disease is the leading cause of death, killing 17.9 million every year. This is a number that is expected to grow paset 23.6 million by 2030. 80 percent of these deaths are from heart attacks and strokes affecting low and middle income countries.

In the United States, more than 126 million people had some form of cardiovascular disease within the past 5 years. Nearly 59 percent of non-Hispanic Black females and 60 percent of non-Hispanic Black males have a form of cardiovascular disease. The costs of heart stroke and disease were estimated to be more than $200 billion between 2016 and 2017.

7 Black History Inspired Reads This Month

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February is Black History Month! To celebrate, we found 7 of some of the most amazing African American writers and authors to recommend their favorite books of all time. From Y.A. page turners to collections of poems, these books are evidence to the expressions of the black experience. These books are here to educate, thrill, inspire, entertain, and move readers no matter the occasion.

  1. Remaking Black Power, by Ashley D. Farmer

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February is National Heart Health Awareness Month. Every year this awareness month aims to motivate Americans to adopt to healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Focusing on heart health has never been more important, especially during the pandemic. Studies show that people with poor cardiovascular health are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. President Biden addresses heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States and is using #OurHearts to bring awareness to the ongoing battle.

Meeting personal healthy lifestyle goals is more successful when we come together with others. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is using the #OurHearts campaign as a way to bring awareness to self-care and healthy living. This month motivate yourself and others to make heart health a regular part of daily self-care.

Your heart is always working. It is the most important organ in your body because it provides blood and oxygen to all of your organs. Serious problems can develop in the arteries when it doesn’t get the proper care it needs. This can lead to plaque which can lead to heart attacks and blockage of blood flow in the arteries. Below are the conditions that can affect your heart health and habits that can manage or prevent them.

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Birth Defects Prevention

Below is information on ways to plan for a healthy pregnancy and avoid birth defects with you friends, followers, family and patients. During these tough times, it is more important than ever to support each other, and allow women to make the best decisions for themselves and their babies.

Not all birth defects can be prevented but there are ways to increase having a healthy baby. If you manage conditions and live a healthy lifestyle before and after pregnancy, the chances of a healthy newborn are higher. Remember to take care for yourself and your baby.

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What is Mindfulness?

It is a stressful world. Humans are busy creatures dealing with many tasks on hand from day to day. You plan your day while listening to the radio and commuting to work, and then plan your weekend. In the heat of all the chaos, sometimes we lose ourselves with the present moment. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing attention on the present moment and accepting it. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to be a key element in stress reduction and happiness.

What are the benefits?

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