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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means it’s a great time to get educated on the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women world wide. Chances are cancer in some type has directly or indirectly touched all of us. Breast Cancer specifically is predicted to be diagnosed of 1 in every 8 women at…

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June 12-18 is Men’s Health Week

Addressing your health can be scary, but avoiding it altogether can be deadly. According to a recent National Health Interview Survey of 33,075 adults, 24.3% of all men over 18 years of age had not seen a doctor in the past year compared to 12% of all women in the same group. The survey interestingly…

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There’s Hope for a Better 2017

There’s Hope for a Better 2017

To ensure a better 2017, learn what healthy habits you should start…and which to drop altogether. One thing many people can agree on is that 2016 was a year that most would like to forget. The year brought us one of the most divisive Presidential elections in recent memory—dividing friends…

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National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4-10

‘Tis the Season…for a Flu Shot It’s here…that time of year when holiday shopping is in full swing, children are eager to visit Santa Claus, travel plans are being made, and savvy folks are getting flu shots. Wait, what? You think, “Isn’t it too late in the season for a flu shot?” Not at all!…

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

As the #2 Cancer Killer, Colorectal Cancer Deserves More Attention According to the CDC, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Each year, approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000…

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Vaccination, Regular Screenings Can Win Fight Against Cervical Cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month No woman should die of cervical cancer. All women should be screened regularly starting at age 21. The American Cancer Society reports that cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Thankfully, over the last 30 years, the cervical cancer death…

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January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

If Your Thyroid Isn’t Working Properly, Neither are You You might be surprised to learn thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) says thyroid disease is a fact of life for as many as 30 million Americans—more than half of those people remain undiagnosed. Women are…

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ACS Great American Smokeout is November 19th

Be a Quitter: Join the Great American Smokeout! The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout takes place November 19. Sad news: An estimated 42 million Americans still smoke and an additional 15 million people smoke tobacco in cigars or pipes. Tobacco use remains as this country’s single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death….

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Hepatitis: Know the Symptoms, Know Your Risk

July 28 – August 3: Hepatitis Awareness Week According to the World Hepatitis Alliance, 400 million people around the world are living with viral hepatitis. Each year, 1.4 million people die from the disease, but, with better awareness and understanding of how to prevent hepatitis, 4,000 lives could be saved every day.

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June is National Hernia Awareness Month!

Are You Ignoring the Symptoms of a Hernia? Each year, hernias affect millions in this country. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately five million Americans have a hernia, but only 750,000 Americans seek treatment each year. National Hernia Awareness Month is observed each June to raise public awareness about hernias and effective…

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