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Conversations sounding a little fuzzy lately? You're not alone: According to Harvard Health Publishing, it's estimated that approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. That means people of all ages require the use of hearing aids. How do you know if it's time for you to wear one?

The whole journey starts at two pink lines. A positive test. You're pregnant. There is a tiny human the size of a poppy seed growing inside of you. For some, an instant connection is formed. For others, emotions ranging from excitement to fear to panic to disbelief begin rapidly firing through your body. Regardless, you flash forward to childbirth, nurseries, baby names, the first day of school, wedding days, first jobs, etc. You picture the life to come of this little poppy seed. You picture meeting them.

Between a global pandemic, new wars, political turmoil and more, the last few years haven't been easy on anyone's mental health.

According to recent research from the Sleep Foundation, 35.2% of all adults in the U.S. report sleeping on average for less than seven hours per night. In addition, women have a lifetime risk of insomnia that is as much as 40% higher than that of men. Knowing these facts, take a moment to read about the benefits of getting good sleep and tips for improving the quality of your nightly rest.

While Dry January and Sober October have gone fairly mainstream, mocktails are becoming all the rage and nonalcoholic bars are cropping up, alcohol abuse remains a mostly forbidden subject of conversation. Likewise, there's plenty of talk on the news about the opioid epidemic, fentanyl infiltration in the illegal drug supply and prescription medication misuse; yet, these issues often feel largely faceless and nameless. They exist in someone else's life or in some other state's backyard.

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