Happy Labor Day

On this Labor Day, as we enjoy the last rays of summer together with our families, let us salute, honor and thank our workers and laborers for all they do.

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Healthy Aging Month

As life expectancy gets older, it’s a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month! Staying physically active, adapting to changes, and developing new skills and interests all promote healthy aging. While physical health is important, it’s also important to remember our mental and social state as well.   Schedule regular appointments with your primary care…

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects the central nervous system and skeletal muscle. Those who suffer from SMA lose the ability to walk, eat, and breathe without medical intervention. Spinal Muscular Atrophy symptoms begin at the age in which motor function is affected. The earlier the age of onset, the greater…

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National Eye Exam Month

Eye health is a part of our overall health. Eye-care is much more than how you see, your eyes experience everything from ultraviolet ray exposure to elements of weather and the workplace. It’s important to take care of your eyes, and the best way to do so is through eye exams. As we age, getting…

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National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight and promote the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Many diseases like Measles, Polio, Hepatitis, Mumps, and chickenpox can be prevented by a vaccine.  Immunization protects us all from serious illness and the possibility of outbreaks. Call your primary…

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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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