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 Teen Depression and Suicide

Many factors may play a role in depression, including genetics, brain biology and chemistry, hormones and stressful childhood events such as trauma, the death of a loved one, bullying, and abuse. These days, the effects of the pandemic such as social isolation and remote learning are also contributing to teen depression. Some 46% of parents say they’ve observed “a new or worsening mental health condition” in their teen since the pandemic began, according to Michigan Medicine’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. 

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Alcohol and COVID-19

We are living in very stressful and anxious times and many people are using alcohol to help cope with their feelings. You might have started drinking more during this pandemic for various reasons such as boredom, hopelessness, stress, or to calm your anxious feelings.

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Getting Your Flu Shot Is Even More Important This Year

While the world continues to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, this year it may be more important than ever to make sure you get your flu shot. The flu season in the United States typically lasts from December to February. That means that now is the time to get your vaccine to ensure you are protected once the flu season is in full swing. Many health officials fear that if the US does not have widespread vaccination against the flu this winter, we may face what the New York Times recently dubbed a “twindemic” with the flu season piling on top of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Forgivable Small Business Loans under the CARES Act available as of April 3 - details below

The US Treasury Department provided additional guidance for small businesses applying for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. Please see information below...

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Leveraging Technology to Keep You Healthy

As we enter a new decade, it is incredible to think about the changes we have seen in the last ten years and nowhere is that more obvious than in the realm of technology. In 2020, most of us are constantly connected to the world through the smartphones in our pockets, computers on our desks and other smart devices all around us that take commands with just the sound of our voice. But what you may not have considered before is how this technology could be used to help keep you and your family healthier. 

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ABC Membership Benefit Corner: How to Promote Your Business to Fellow ABC Members

Networking is a key ABC membership benefit. Whether it be general contractors looking to bolster resource lists, subcontractors looking to meet generals, or industry professionals and suppliers looking to meet both generals and subs--we all just want to get to know how we can help each other.  Read the rest of entry »