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National Public Health Week

During the first full week of April each year, the United States observes National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight important issues that need improvement. Making communities safe and healthy is public health’s top priority. In the midst of the most challenging public health crisis of…

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National Physicians Week

National Physicians Week is honored from March 25th to the 31st to commend the healers dedicated to the art of medicine. As we face the threat of COVID-19, we recognize the sacrifice, dedication, and honor of these healthcare heroes.

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World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of Tuberculosis around the world. Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease that mainly affects a person’s lungs. People with active tuberculosis must take several types of medications for many months to eradicate the infection and prevent development of antibiotic resistance. Today…

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American Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one killer in Americans. About one in three women are diagnosed with heart disease. Every February, we celebrate American Heart Month to raise awareness about cardiovascular health, and educate others on heart disease and stroke prevention. Prevention is not impossible, you can start by increasing your physical activity and choosing…

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day encourages everyone to unite to fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in the world, one in six people die from cancer. That is 17 deaths per minute worldwide. By raising awareness, and educating other, World Cancer Day aims to save millions of deaths every year.

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National Blood Donor Month

About 36,000 units of red blood cells and 7,000 units of platelets are needed every single day in the U.S. Blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays, which makes National Blood Donor Month in January a critical time. Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According…

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Folic Acid Awareness Week

National Folic Acid Awareness Week seeks to spread awareness about the importance of folic acid. Folic acid is a type of B vitamin called vitamin B9. Folic acid helps the body produce and maintain new cells. It also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.

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Handwashing Awareness Week

Practicing good hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Germs can get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it. It may be because someone coughed or sneezed on it or it was touched by some other contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

According to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disability, 15 percent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of the over 1 billion, it’s estimated 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s and more than 10 million are caring for a loved one with the disease. Detecting the…

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