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The Moderna Vaccine

Healthcare workers in Montgomery County have recently received the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, and are gearing up to vaccinate more residents as additional vaccines arrive. Provided by the federal government through the Maryland Department of Health, these vaccines will be offered free of charge and are recommended to residents over the age of 18.

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A special Christmas gift: the AAHP Cookbook

The AAHP family wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas! As our gift to you, we are delighted to present the first edition of our AAHP Cookbook, featuring a compilation of some of our favorite healthy recipes collected over the years. Recipes include southern vegan collard greens, vegetarian lentil and mushroom meatballs, chocolate peanut butter energy balls, and more! From breakfast, to stews, to healthy deserts, we’ve got you covered when it comes to delicious recipes that protect and promote your health.

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Watch "Peace of Mind with Taraji" on Facebook Watch

Golden Globe-winning actor, writer, and producer Taraji P. Henson brings mental health awareness to social media with her new talk show, Peace of Mind with Taraji, which airs new episodes on Facebook Watch on Mondays and Wednesdays. With her best friend Tracie Jade as cohost, Taraji speaks with celebrities, mental health experts and regular people. The series premier aired on Tuesday, December 14 and featured Gabrielle Union who discussed having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being sexually assaulted. The show seeks to prompt serious conversations about mental health and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

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Should You get the Flu Vaccine?

Unfortunately, due to incidents like the Tuskegee Experiment, many African Americans harbor deep mistrust of the American medical establishment, which hinders many from getting a flu shot. But it’s important to examine the facts about flu vaccination and heavily consider the real consequences. Getting sick from flu means missing school or work, and time away from loved ones for about a week or longer. Getting a flu shot is one safe and simple act we all can do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. It also helps save medical resources and protects health workers so they can continue caring for people with COVID-19.

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Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete: Liliana Cortez

Senior Planet recently featured 76-year-old Liliana Cortez in their series on Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes pursuing their fitness goals in 2020. A freelance bodyworker (someone who uses therapeutic or personal development techniques that involve working with the human body), Liliana shared a recent update on her wellness journey:

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