Author: Chelsey

11 Jan Thyroid Health Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small gland found in the middle of the lower neck. The hormones it produces helps control your body temperature and heart rate, and help regulate the production of protein. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Up to 20 million Americans have a...

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05 Jan 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...

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29 Dec National Hero Day

In the time of COVID-19, we must recognize those who have been on the front line and protecting our community from this virus. On National Hero Day, we honor our healthcare heroes who continue to do everything in their power to protect the citizens of...

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08 Dec Handwashing Awareness Week

Practicing good hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Germs can get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it. It may be because someone coughed or sneezed on it or it was touched by some other...

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30 Nov World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with the virus, and to commemorate those who have lost their lives from an AIDS-related illness. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have...

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17 Nov World Antibiotic Week

Antibiotics can save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections. Antibiotic resistance happens when germs, like bacteria and fungi, develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Each year in the United States, more...

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12 Nov 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...

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