National Colon Cancer Awareness Month
18Mar, 2016

National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and has been since 2000 when former President Clinton made it so. It is very important we continue to spread information about colon cancer, not only throughout the month of March, but throughout the year as well. Every day is a perfect opportunity to show the world the many different aspects of why it is so crucial we spread awareness about colon cancer. We can make a pledge to show our love for those who fought the battle against this horrible disease. We […]
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March is National Kidney Month
6Mar, 2016

March is National Kidney Month

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March is National Kidney Month and a perfect opportunity for us all to pay closer attention to our kidneys and get them checked up on. Kidneys are one of the most important and essential organs the human body has, so it is always crucial we keep our kidneys as healthy as possible. The kidneys do have much to do with how our blood pressure is regulated, play a key role in producing our red blood cells and filters 200 liters of blood per day. However, they are also highly prone […]
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Hepatitis Awareness
30Jul, 2015

Hepatitis Awareness Month

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Hepatitis is responsible for 4,000 deaths a day and 1.4 million a year! Sadly,  all of these deaths could have been prevented! Simple awareness and understanding of the disease could save many lives. The CDC defines Hepatitis as an inflammation of the liver most commonly caused by a virus. Hepatitis A is typically short lived, and your body can usually fight the infection on its own within a few weeks. It is spread through food, water or raw shellfish that has been contaminated by feces of a person who has Hepatitis […]
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June is Men’s Health Month!
1Jun, 2015

June is Men’s Health Month!

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June is dedicated to raising awareness of preventable health problems in men and boys by encouraging early detection and treatment. This month will be filled with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other educational outreach programs. The Men’s Health Network is encouraging men and boys to seek regular advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Wear Blue this month to help raise awareness and show those you love that you care about them and their health! The Men’s Health Resource Center provides information on disease categories and health topics […]
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5May, 2015

Arthritis Awareness

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The Arthritis Foundation helps us to understand that arthritis is not a single disease, and is actually a general term used to refer to joint pain or disease. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. Although arthritis becomes more common as people age, is not a problem that only affects the elderly. People of all ages, sexes, and races can have arthritis. Arthritis affects nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 children. This makes arthritis the number one cause of disability in the United States. The most […]
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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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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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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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Lung cancer
19Nov, 2014

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Understanding Your Lungs Your lungs are sponge like organs that are responsible for getting oxygen from the air you breath to the blood traveling your circulatory system. Your lungs can be compared to a tree as they continue to break off into smaller and smaller ‘branches’. When you breath, air travels down your wind pipe or trachea. Your trachea then separates into left and right bronchial tubes which lead to the left and right lung. The bronchi split into smaller and smaller tubes that will end in alveoli. Alveoli are […]
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8Aug, 2014

National Immunization Awareness Month

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Medical research has advanced tremendously over the years, and new measures have been developed to prevent us from suffering from diseases. Immunizations are part and parcel of this preventative process, and August is celebrated as National Immunization Awareness Month. Let’s take a look at this in a little bit more detail. Why National Immunization Awareness Month? The purpose of National Immunization Awareness Month is to raise public awareness regarding the availability and uses of vaccines in preventing disease. Contrary to popular belief, immunizations are not just for children; many adults […]
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