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  • National Mammography Day

    National Mammography Day

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    As a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today we recognize National Mammography Day.  A day that serves as a reminder that the best defense against cancer is early detection and we encourage women to schedule their annual mammograms. What is a Mammogram? A mammogram is an important first step in the early detection of…

  • What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

    What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

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    According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated every October, it is a time when we work to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and show our support for those affected by it. What is…

  • Celebrate Healthy Aging Month

    Celebrate Healthy Aging Month

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    September is Healthy Aging Month.  As we age, we become aware of the changes in our minds and bodies.  Living a healthy lifestyle can help you deal with those changes.  It may also prevent some health problems and help make the most of your life. You can celebrate Healthy Aging Month by practicing these five…

  • September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    According to the CDC one in five children in the U.S. suffers from obesity.  Like adults, children who are obese are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems.  September is National childhood obesity awareness month, a time dedicated to educating children and parents on how to prevent childhood obesity.…

  • What You Need to Know about Cholesterol

    What You Need to Know about Cholesterol

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    We’ve all heard that we should watch out for high cholesterol, but what is it, and what do we need to know about cholesterol? What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your blood.  Your liver produces cholesterol, and it’s also in some foods such as dairy and meat products. Your body…

  • Teach Your Little One’s Proper Hand Washing

    Teach Your Little One’s Proper Hand Washing

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    Cleaning your hands is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.  Handwashing not only helps you from catching germs but spreading them, too – especially to others who may be more at risk for illness.  Hand hygiene is an important lifelong habit to teach kids for staying healthy.…