HOPE: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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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. As things have started to re-open in most areas screening has once again become a possibility. This is why it is so important to take the opportunity now to schedule a screening (even if the next available appointment is months away).

Leukemia Awareness Month: What You Should Know

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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.

Finding the “Why” in Your Chronic Pain

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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.

Arthritis: More than Just Swollen Joints

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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 (under the age of 16).

Men’s Health Month: A Focus on Preventable Illness

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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 Health Month was established in 1994 to shine a light on annual screenings for men.

Migraines: The Neurological Disease that Affects 12% of Us

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June is National Migraine Awareness Month 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 serious.