National Kidney Month: Here’s What You Should Know

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37 million people are living with chronic kidney disease. That’s why National Kidney Month each March is an important opportunity to highlight awareness for this growing problem. That starts with proper testing and knowledge to recognize what your kidneys do for you and how you can help protect them. The majority of individuals have two […]

National Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12/12)

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Handwashing Week 2020

Washing your hands is something you do every day and multiple times a day. It’s been emphasized now more than ever! Why does something so simple receive recognition during the first week of December each year? Because it saves lives! Handwashing and COVID-19 Proper handwashing has been key in slowing the spread of COVID-19, earlier […]

HOPE: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Hope October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October people around the globe wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The work of breast cancer research and screening is year-round, but historically a particular emphasis has been placed in October. In some parts of the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed breast cancer screenings for the majority of this year. […]

Leukemia Awareness Month: What You Should Know

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Leukemia Awareness Month

September is Leukemia Awareness Month and in a larger sense an opportunity to spotlight all blood-related cancers. You have probably heard the news that during the current COVID health crisis, blood donations are happening at below-average rates. Many leukemia patients require blood transfusions during their care according to their care. These transfusions from healthy donors […]

Finding the “Why” in Your Chronic Pain

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Pain Awareness Month

September is “Pain Awareness Month” and a time to shine a light on the on-going chronic pain that nearly 100 million Americans experience. Pain is your body’s way of warning you of a larger issue that needs your attention. It is estimated that the United States loses $635 billion annually in productivity and medical costs […]

Arthritis: More than Just Swollen Joints

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You likely are familiar with the joint pain illness that is arthritis – but July’s Juvenile Arthritis month seeks to highlight one of the many aspects of arthritis that may not be prevalent in mainstream knowledge. Though arthritis is commonly thought of as a disease for older adults, juvenile arthritis impacts nearly 300,000 American children […]

Men’s Health Month: A Focus on Preventable Illness

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Mens Health Month

You may have heard statistics over the years discussing the life expectancy of women often being five or more years longer than that of men. So why do men trail behind so significantly in life expectancy? For many men, preventable illnesses are often a threat that is not recognized early enough. Because of this, Men’s […]