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You’re probably not using 100 tampons. But if you’re going through one or more per hour for several hours or menstruating for more than 7 days, talk to your doc – excessive bleeding is a symptom of #endometriosis. (Source: Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic) #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth
#Endometriosis may cause abnormal bleeding, cramps or pain before and during periods, and painful intercourse. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms. (Source: Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic) #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth
#Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, but takes an average of 7 years to diagnose. Marilyn Monroe is said to have suffered from it, dealing with multiple surgeries and miscarriages as a result. #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth
Feeling all out of sorts because of Daylight Savings Time? If you take a nap, drink coffee right before – it’ll kick in by the time you wake up. ☕️ (Sources: National Sleep Foundation)
Sleeplessness is never fun, but chronic insomnia is more serious. For National #Sleep Awareness Week, consider talking to your doc if you have disrupted sleep at least 3 nights a week for at least 3 months. (Source: National Sleep Foundation)
Brush up on the facts this National #SleepAwarenessWeek! These common myths could be keeping you from getting quality sleep. (Sources: Cleveland Clinic, National Sleep Foundation)
87% of workers say health insurance is an extremely important job benefit. This #EmployeeAppreciationDay, remind your team to take advantage their benefits: book an annual physical, get preventive screenings, and schedule vaccines. (Source: EBRI.org)
On February 27th, Oscar's employee resource group for people of color, Melanin, hosted our inaugural #BlackHistoryMonth program, an art installation and accompanying event program entitled #FuturaNoir. Curated by Michael Tonge (Brooklyn Museum, Founder of The Culture LP) the series explored the origins, challenges, and future of Black contemporary art. Check out the link in our bio to learn more.
Happy #NationalPeanutButterLoversDay! You can lower your risk of developing diabetes by almost 30% by eating an ounce of nuts or peanut butter at least 5 days a week. Challenge accepted! (Sources: Prevention, JAMA)
A reminder during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. “One of the most stigmatizing things about eating disorders is that people perceive the eating behavior as more within the control of the person suffering than it actually is. Eating disorders are actually biochemistry gone awry, and with proper treatment, a full recovery is possible,” Kate Rosenblatt, Clinical Director at BALANCE, tells Oscar. Click the link in our bio to learn more.
For National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (and #motivationmonday !), make a commitment to reach out if you need help. And don’t worry – relapsing is normal. Up to 42% of patients with eating disorders do. Getting back on track when you relapse (with the help of a therapist or inpatient or outpatient treatment center) is crucial to getting and staying healthy. (Source: Psychological Medicine journal, Image quote: Japanese proverb)
Channel your inner otter and hold hands with someone this weekend – research has found that it lowers stress. (Source: Psychological Science journal)