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 […]

What Can You Do to Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

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November is American Diabetes Month and an opportunity to highlight the condition that now impacts the lives of just over 1 in 10 Americans according to a CDC report published in 2020. The prevalence of diabetes continues to rise in America and is it likely you or someone you know deals with diabetes each day. […]

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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Arthritis awareness month july

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 […]

Migraines: The Neurological Disease that Affects 12% of Us

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National Migraine Awareness Week

The first week of June is National Migraine Awareness Week and an opportunity to recognize a neurological disease that may have more crippling effects than many realize. Though some may dismiss migraines as simply headaches, the reality is they are much more. We all know someone that suffers from migraines 12% of the population suffers […]