International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. It is a global holiday that celebrates the many achievements and contributions women have made. It is also a call to action for gender inequality within our society. Today we celebrate the many women who helped and continue to break down barriers to end gender bias…

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Honoring 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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Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month is honored in February. Many things can increase your risk of getting cancer such as cigarette smoke, excessive alcohol, and overexposure to UV rays from the sun. Many of the greatest reductions in cancer morbidity and mortality have been achieved through the implementation of effective public education and policy initiatives. We…

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Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus Awareness Week is observed the first full week of February as a way to educate individuals of its causes, symptoms, and effects. Tinnitus is commonly referred to as a “ringing in the ears,” and is the perception of sound when there is no real noise. Most individuals state they experience the sound of buzzing,…

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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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National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month is recognized every January for nearly 50 years to remind others about the life-saving impact of blood and platelet donors. According to America’s Blood Center, 31,000 pints of blood are used every day. January is one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Make a…

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National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccinations through the holiday season and beyond. As much as it is the holiday season, it is also flu season. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, now is a perfect time!

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National Handwashing Awareness Week

Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Today, we are sharing the American Medical Association’s and American Academy of Family Physicians’ four principles about hand awareness:   1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating 2. Do not…

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National Home Care Month

November is National Home Care Month! Home caregivers not only provide quality care to patients in the comfort of their home, but they also allow patients to remain independent longer. Thank you Home care workers for all that you do!  

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. Let us show our support for the more than 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimers.    

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