Hepatitis Awareness Week

World Hepatitis Day is recognized  annually on the 28th of July, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who first discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and developed the first Hepatitis B vaccine just two years later. Virial hepatitis are a group of diseases more commonly known as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C,  Hepatitis…

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National Therapeutic Recreation Week

Observed on the second week of July since 1984, National Therapeutic Recreation Week was created by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, with hopes to improve the overall health and well-being of individuals suffering from mental, physicals and emotional disabilities. Recreational therapy is a prescribed recreation, or other activity used as a treatment intervention provided by…

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UV Safety Month

Spending time outdoors is a great way to get vitamin D, reduce stress, and keep an active lifestyle. While outside it is important to remember to practice UV safety. Our skin is vulnerable and at risk from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays all year round and more so during the hot summer months. UV rays…

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Happy July 4th!

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July! “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” – Peter Marshall

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Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month. A migraine is much more than a headache. It is a neurological disease that impacts 40 million people in the United States & is the #2 cause of disability worldwide. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, light or sound sensitivity, dizziness, & pulsing pain around the eyes, temples, sinuses,…

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month! Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes problems with behavior, memory, reasoning, & the ability to perform familiar tasks. It is estimated that more than 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease or a different form of dementia. Scientist have identified age, family history & genetics…

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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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Men’s Health Month

June is National Men’s Health Month. It’s a time to raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. In the United States, men on average, die at higher rates of heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. Take this month to encourage the men in your…

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