Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer is when cancer cells arise in the cervix. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. January was declared Cervical Health Awareness Month to raise awareness and increase education in preventative methods such as regular screenings.

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Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is located in the neck and consists of a small butterfly-shaped gland. The gland influences the function of important organs such as the brain, lier, heart and kidneys. Its most important function is to make hormones that travel in the blood to control your metabolism, digestion and regulation body temperature. January recognizes Thyroid…

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National Pharmacist Day

As vital members of a medical care team, pharmacists consistently make a difference in their patients’ lives. Through managing complex drug regimens, counseling on use and helping navigate insurance and cost concerns, pharmacist have an irreplaceable role in healthcare. Adults average two to four colds a year. It’s time to thank the healthcare workers that…

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National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month is recognized every January for nearly 50 years to remind others about the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donors. According to America’s Blood Center, 31,000 pints of blood are used every day.  January is one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Make a…

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National Handwashing Awareness Week

Clean hands prevent sickness. Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Remember to wash your hands: Before and after eating After using the bathroom Before and after treating a cut or wound Before and after caring for someone sick After blowing…

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Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that inflames the digestive tract and leads to abdominal pain, weight loss, and malnutrition. Ulcerative Colitis is also an inflammatory bowel disease but it causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. While many individuals have heard of Crohn’s and colitis, many do not fully…

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness aims to make the public aware of the disease and its scale amongst the American population. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and approximately one in every two American families are affected. Take time this month to learn more about the Alzheimer’s epidemic.

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