7Aug, 2016

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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The days of roaming barefoot and free through summer afternoons are almost over, which means millions and millions of children will be back in school…that is, back in confined spaces with more than 20 other kids at a time. It’s the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of viral and bacterial illnesses. It’s no wonder that August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), according to the CDC. NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (you guessed it, NPHIC). NPHIC worked with the CDC’s National Center for Immunization […]
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Cervical Health Awareness Month
19Jan, 2016

Cervical Health Awareness Month

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The National Cervical Cancer Coalition has marked January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Throughout the month the NCCC will be campaigning to help educate on issues related to cervical cancer, HPV, and early detection. Cervical Cancer The CDC defines cervical cancer as cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of uterus that connects with the birth canal. The NCCC warns that 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and more than 4,000 will die. 99% of cervical cancers […]
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