National Blood Pressure Month

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, providing an important opportunity to focus on hypertension control and stroke prevention. According to the CDC, nearly half of all adult Americans have high blood pressure, and of those 75% do not have it controlled. While many believe that high blood pressure is something that happens later in…

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Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month is observed every May. It focuses on again place, in an attempt to keep older adults comfortable in their homes and living independently in their communities for as long as possible.  This year’s theme is Age My Way, a chance to explore the many ways older adults can be involved with their…

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National Nurses Month

Nurses make a difference. This month we recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. National Nurses Month honors our nation’s nurse heroes and their contributions to the health and well-being of our communities. Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient…

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Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time dedicated to learning healthy ways to manage stress. Everyone experiences stress, the most common experiences become a mental or emotional strain. Continuous stress can have negative effects on your body. When placed in a stressful situation, stress hormones enter the bloodstream, leading to an increase in blood pressure…

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Autism Awareness Month

This April we proudly recognize National Autism Month! Let’s celebrate the resilience of those with autism & applaud their unique talents! Let’s create better awareness by informing and encouraging communities to celebrate differences, and become more inclusive of individuals with autism.  Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized…

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Women In Medicine

Celebrated annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day commemorates the historic journey all women have embarked to accomplish. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell, MD became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. According to the United States Census, women now hold more than 75% of healthcare jobs. We are proud and…

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Social Work Month

March is Social Work Month, a time that recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers deliver while providing services to those in need. Social workers provide support to people of all backgrounds, in our communities. They guide us through the obstacles and help lift us out of the potholes. Social workers provide a voice for…

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American Heart Month

More than 650,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, according to the CDC. It is the leading cause of death for American men and women. We observe American Heart Month in February to remind everyone about the risks factors of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy. While high blood pressure, high…

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Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears” affects 15 – 20 percent of people. Tinnitus is usually caused by an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, or a problem with the circulatory system. Tinnitus Awareness Week is observed during the first full week of February to educate others on…

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Health and Wellness

February marks Black History Month, a time to honor achievements by Black Americans and their role in US history. This year’s theme is Black Health and Wellness to recognize the legacy of scholars and medical practitioners. Black Health and Wellness not only includes one’s physical body but also emotional and mental health. This month, we…

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