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Employee & Family Readiness Blog

  • Lung Cancer Awareness

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and is the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the United States. You can help lower your risk of getting lung cancer  following these tips. 

  • Feds Feed Families

    The Feds Feed Families food drive is in full swing and pantries and food banks across the country still need our help. Review these options to get involved and remember to record your donations online in the Feds Feed Families Hub.

  • Pool Safety for Kids

    We might be heading toward the end of summer, but the weather is still warm and swimming pools remain a great place for family fun in the sun. It is important for all adults, parents, and caregivers to know how to keep kids safe around water. 

  • Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults

    Although the summer heat makes for fun outdoor activities, prolonged exposure to excessive heat can be dangerous, especially for older adults. Use these tips to help keep your loved ones safe.

  • Message from Secretary Mayorkas Regarding the Successful Counterterrorism Operation

    Yesterday evening President Biden announced that the United States successfully completed a counterterrorism operation that killed Al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.  Zawahiri was one of the architects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and other assaults on our nation.  We are indebted to our brave colleagues who carried out the operation.

  • Healthy Vision

    In addition to eating well and staying physically active, your eyes should be a priority for your overall health. In addition to protecting your eyes from injury and strain, try to lower your risk of eye disease and vision loss with the following tips.

  • What to Financially Expect When You’re Expecting

    Children bring drastic changes to your life and your finances. If you are looking to save money when you’re expecting, consider focusing on the essentials: a place to sleep, eat, and a way to get around safely. Below are a few ideas you may find useful.

  • July Volunteer Opportunities

    The annual Feds Feed Families campaign is officially underway! This year’s campaign will run from June 27 to September 30, 2022. Review these options to get involved and remember to record your donations online in the Feds Feed Families Hub.

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    Beginning July 16, 988 is the new three-digit dialing code to connect people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This crisis line is available 24 hours a day to provide free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress.

  • Hepatitis Awareness

    This year, World Hepatitis Day will be observed on Thursday, July 28. World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually to raise awareness of viral hepatitis. Read about ways to reduce your chances of getting hepatitis and developing any complications. 

Last Updated: 01/27/2022
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