National Immunization Awareness Month

The spread of vaccine misinformation is increasing worldwide. National Immunization Awareness Month is observed every August in order to highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. Diseases still exist and outbreaks occur, vaccines protect against serious and potentially deadly diseases. Vaccines are the best defense we have against these and other serious…

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National Minority Donor Awareness Week

National Minority Donor Awareness Week creates awareness of the need for organ, eye, and tissue donors amongst minorities and honors those who have donated. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, minorities are three times more likely than Caucasians to suffer from end-stage renal (kidney) disease, often as the result of…

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Hepatitis Awareness Week

Every thirty seconds, a person dies from a hepatitis-related illness. Hepatitis is is the inflammation of the liver, a vital organ that processes nutrients and fights infections. Heavy use of alcohol, toxins, and viruses can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis Awareness Week brings aims to educate others about viral hepatitis.

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Sarcoma Awareness Month

Sarcoma is a rare cancer that arises in the bones and the connective tissues such as fats and muscles. It is most commonly found in the arms and the legs, but can occur anywhere in the body. July is Sarcoma Awareness Month to encourage research and create awareness for a Sarcoma, also known as the…

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UV Safety Month

Summer has arrived and spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin D. This is a great time to highlight that July is UV Safety Month! Ultraviolet (UV) radiation comes from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps, and can damage skin cells. Protect your skin from the…

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National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Migraines impact about 40 million people in the United States, and one billion people worldwide. June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about migraines and other headache diseases. Globally, migraines and headaches are recognized as the second cause of disability. Let’s take the time to educate ourselves and others…

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National Nursing Assistants Week

National Nursing Assistants Week is a special time set aside annually to celebrate and recognize the important work that CNAs do all year long. Nursing Assistants go by many titles (CNA, LNA, RNA, HHA) but they all provide hands-on care to others who need assistance with daily tasks of care. Now more than ever, attention…

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Community Health Improvement Week

As we move towards the recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic, we highlight Community Health Improvement Week. We honor the health professionals who were at the forefront of the pandemic and those who work closely with our community. This year’s theme is Reflect, Renew, and Rise Together. Reflect on the need to improve healthcare for the…

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