Healthcare Information

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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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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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women, accounting for 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the United States. Surgery alone in the early stages of lung cancer can offer an 80% survival rate or better. We are taking this month to learn…

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National Stress Awareness Day

Stress is a response to demands on the body and life, a response to crisis and fears. National Stress Awareness Day is dedicated to identify and reduce stress factors that have contributed to your life. Failure to handle stress in your life effectively can lead to serious health problems, including increased blood pressure, susceptibility to…

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Commemorating Cholesterol Education Month

More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease. What a better time to get your blood…

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Are Gloves Necessary?

Photo via Pexels COVID-19 also known as the coronavirus is a respiratory virus, spread through droplets. These droplets are created when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has advised everyone to wear a mask/face covering, to continuously wash their hands, and has encouraged a social distance of six…

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Visiting Parks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Some states have begun to opening parks and some have even lifted all stay at home bans. With summer approaching, the opening of parks is great, but we must recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Here are the Dos and Don’ts that is recommended: Every state has different guidelines, always follow your state…

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