Vision Health Month
12May, 2015

Healthy Vision Month

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The National Eye Institute (NEI) encourages you to join in celebrating Healthy Vision Month by encouraging friends and family to make eye health a priority. The NEI encourages you to get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams. This eye exam is the only way to know for sure that your eyes are completely healthy. Many vision issues go unnoticed and many common eye diseases have no symptoms. During a comprehensive eye exam, drops are placed into your eyes to help widen your pupil. This allows your eye doctor to examine your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]