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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 saves many lives and improves health for many people. According…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

According to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disability, 15 percent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of the over 1 billion, it’s estimated 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s and more than 10 million are caring for a loved one with the disease. Detecting the…

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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 rate or better. We are taking this month to learn…

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National Stress Awareness Day

Stress is a response to demands on the body and life, a response to crisis and fears. National Stress Awareness Day is dedicated to identify and reduce stress factors that have contributed to your life. Failure to handle stress in your life effectively can lead to serious health problems, including increased blood pressure, susceptibility to…

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Honoring World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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6 Tips to Protect Seniors from COVID-19

  While older adults are not the only ones at risk for the coronavirus, they are at a greater risk for more serious and deadly consequences. Here are 6 tips to protect seniors from COVID-19.   1. Social Distancing Social distancing means avoiding people, nonessential travel,  public transportation, and social gatherings. Staying away from other…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of…

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Stocking up on Medical Supplies and Food

As more cases are reported of the novel coronavirus across the country, a two-week individual quarantine no longer seems far-fetched whether its government-imposed or self-imposed. People over 60 years, as well as those with underlying conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Those over 80 or 90 years are…

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Comparing the Flu with the New Coronavirus [COVID-19]

  Many people are comparing the flu with the new coronavirus [COVID-19]. Here’s a list of 5 similarities and 5 differences to give you more clarity into the current situation.   Similarities between the Flu and the new Coronavirus   Common symptoms of the flu and the new coronavirus include fever, cough, body aches, and…

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