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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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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the U.S. are rising. It is winter which means more people are indoors. Remember to wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands. The more steps you take, the better protected you are against COVID-19.

Traveling can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Ask yourself:

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Aerotoxic Syndrome is the illness caused from exposure to contaminated air in a jet aircraft. Aerotoxic Syndrome also applies to being exposed to fumes or fume events. The term was first apparent in a 1999 published paper written by Jean-Christophe Balout PhD, Dr. Harry Hoffman, and Professor Dr. Chris Winder.

How is air contaminated?

A supply of pressurized air is mandatory by all humans to sustain life at high altitudes when flying. This air is applied from the compressor section of the jet engine directly and is called ‘bleed air’. The unfiltered bleed air is mixed within the aircraft along with recirculated cabin air at a ratio of 50/50. Even though the recirculated air is already filtered, the bleed air which comes from the jet engine is unfiltered.

Happy New Year from KJC Law Firm!

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It’s 2021! Many people see the New Year as a fresh start to reinvent themselves into a healthier and stronger person. Let’s face it. 2020 was not exactly a smooth sailing year. The idea of New Year’s Day allows us to positively look forward to begin a new phase in life and leave the unhealthy habits in 2020. New Year’s resolutions are one of the most popular methods for those who are looking to make healthy changes in their lifestyle. With New Year’s Day being in the middle of the holiday/party and vacation season, it is not always one of the best times to begin a new healthy chapter.

Majority of people fail to stick to their New Year’s resolution because often times it is too overwhelming and not specific enough. For example, someone’s New Year’s resolution may be to lose 20 pounds but without a plan or timeline it seems daunting. Some resolutions are too broad and just consist of exercising better or eating healthier. With the right mindset and tools, you can tackle (and keep) your New Year’s resolution by following some of these tips. Don’t set yourself up for failure by promising to make humungous changes that are hard to keep. Instead, follow these six steps for making a new year’s resolution lasting and successful.

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By KJC Law Firm

Not all birth defects can be prevented but there are ways a woman can increase her chances of having a healthy baby. Managing health conditions as well as adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy are essential to having a healthy baby. Remember that it is important to take good care of yourself and not only do what is best for you but also what is best for your baby!

Take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.

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This is a U.S. Supreme Court that concerns whether claimants who were denied Social Security disability benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA) lose the opportunity to challenge the appointment of SSA administrative law judges (ALJs) in if they cannot present appointment clause challenges during proceedings for agency. The Supreme Court of the United States plans to hear the case in the October 2020-2021 term. The case came on a writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. It is also consolidates with the Davis v. Saul case.

Highlights

The case consists of Willie Carr was denied Social Security disability benefits and lost his appeals before the Social Security Administration (SSA). The U.S. Supreme Court decided Lucia v. SEC, while his appeal in federal court was pending, in which the court held that SEC ALJs were appointed improperly. Carr added an argument to his appeal in court that the SSA ALJ who decided benefits case was appointed improperly. A district court ruled in Carr’s favor, but the district court was reversed by the 10 circuit. The 10th Circuit argued that Carr had to have made his Appointments Clause challenge during proceedings at the SSA and could not raise the issue for the initial instance at the federal court.

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For many people, the holidays are going to look different this year (thank you COVID-19). The holidays are a special time where family and friends create memories together. In this article, we wrote 5 basic tips to help boost mental health during and after the 2020 holiday season.

Although the pandemic has affected everyone in different ways, there seems to be little doubt that the average mental health of Americans has declined. At a time when loved ones are the closest, they might be far away due to travel restrictions. Looking after mental health is more important than ever this holiday season.

In this article, we will look at ways to stop the holiday blues. Even without a global pandemic, the holidays are a stressful time, so with the added pressures, it is important to focus on mental health. Here are some small ways to practice self-care and improve mental health.

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The holidays are always a stressful time of year. 2020 has been one hectic year and planning for the holiday season seems to be the last ounce of stress we need right now. Hosting gatherings and parties this year may require a little more work than usual but it is totally possible! There are many ways to keep guests happy and healthy during the holidays- even with a global pandemic happening.

We put together a list of ideas that adhere to CDC COVID-19 guidelines to ensure that your holiday moments are as safe and fun as possible. From outdoor gatherings to social distancing rules, read how to celebrate the holidays during these crazy times.

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