IBS Awareness Month of April 2015
9Apr, 2015

April: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 9%-23%. Many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically diagnosed disorder. What is IBS? The International Foundation for Function Gastrointestinal Disorders defines Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as a disorder in which abdominal discomfort or pain is associated with a range of symptoms. These symptoms usually include intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both. IBS is a long term or recurrent gastrointestinal function disorder. IBS affects the large and small intestines motor […]
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Alcohol Awareness Month
2Apr, 2015

Alcohol Awareness Month

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Make a difference! Use the month of April to help raise awareness about alcohol abuse and help prevent it! Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of health-related injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug and is the number one drug problem in the United States. Alcohol addiction is know as the disease of alcoholism and includes four symptoms. Craving or a strong need to drink. Loss of control, meaning that one cannot stop drinking once they start. Physical dependance […]
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National Nutrition Month
12Mar, 2015

National Nutrition Month – Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle

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March is National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. They encourage all to adopt an eating and activity plan that focuses on fewer calorie consumption and daily exercise. A healthy eating plan emphasizes nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, beans, and peas, and nuts and seeds. Healthy eating is one that encourages one to limit foods […]
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National Sleep Awareness Week
3Mar, 2015

National Sleep Awareness Week

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National Sleep Awareness Week will take place March 2-8, 2015. This public education campaign promotes the importance of sleep. Each year the week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America poll results and ends with the Daylight Saving Time clock change. The poll investigates many topics regarding sleep and the modern family. The poll reviews data related to sleep in adults and children and how they react to factors such as technology in the bedroom and how sleep impacts overall growth and development. Children and […]
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19Feb, 2015

Organ Donation: The Need is Real

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February 14 is National Donor Day. When visiting organdonor.gov an onsite waiting list is visible for you to see. Over 123,240 people are currently waiting for an organ, and the number goes up every ten minutes as a new list member is added to the wait. Sadly, 21 people will die each day just waiting for an organ. But you can help! One person who decides to be an organ donor can save up to 8 lives! Organdonor.gov encourages you to “Imagine What YOU Could Make Possible.” It is important […]
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
12Feb, 2015

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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Throughout the month of February organizations and individuals are coming together to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the abuse cycle. The Statistics Nearly 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. experience physical abuse from a dating partner each year. Dating violence is defined by Break the Cycle as a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Dating violence can escalate over time and become more dangerous to the victim. A focus is being placed on […]
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PACT - Birth Defects
11Jan, 2015

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

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The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) has themed this years prevention month as “Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects – Make a PACT for Prevention.” Not all birth defects are preventable. But women who may become pregnant or who are trying to get pregnant can increase chances of a healthy baby by following a few steps. Make a PACT Women are encouraged to; Plan ahead and become as healthy as they can prior to pregnancy. It is recommended that they get 400 micrograms of folic acid every day. […]
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
3Jan, 2015

January: Cervical Health Awareness Month

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The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is raising awareness for women with or at risk for cervical cancer and Human papillomavirus (HPV). January is dedicated to helping women become educated on cervical health and disease risks and prevention. Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the narrow opening into the uterus from the vagina. More than 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and more than 4,000 of them will die. Cervical cancer is one of the most […]
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Safe Toys and Gifts Month
9Dec, 2014

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

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With the holidays right around the corner, your children will be receiving plenty of new toys. But what might look like a great gift for your young child, could pose a serious danger. Learn about toy safety and keep your loved ones safe this holiday season! The Facts Most toys and games sold in the United States are safe, but can be dangerous if misused by children who are too young. In the past three years there as been 43 reports of toy related deaths and 573,600 toy related injuries. […]
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Oral Health
1Dec, 2014

Oral Health

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Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you. Make a good impression! Proper oral care is critical from birth on to maintain healthy teeth, gums, tongue and to prevent problems when you are older. Your mouth is closely linked to the rest of your body, and therefore attention to oral changes could help you catch a disease in its very early stages. Keep your Mouth and Teeth Healthy! For infants and young children their first set of teeth help them talk, eat, and holds the space […]
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