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Employee & Family Readiness Blog

  • 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. 

  • Building a Collaborative Team

    At work, teams are expected to join forces and produce results, but performance is hindered when team members do not work well together. Use these tips to help you create a collaborative team environment:

  • Migraine Headaches

    Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults.  While almost everyone has experienced a headache, and many are nothing to worry about, some headaches, such as migraines, are recurring and can be extremely painful. Here are some tips to help stop a migraine.

Last Updated: 01/27/2022
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