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Women In Medicine

Celebrated annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day commemorates the historic journey all women have embarked to accomplish. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell, MD became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. According to the United States Census, women now hold more than 75% of healthcare jobs. We are proud and…

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Therapeutic Recreation Month

Recreational therapy uses activities such as music and crafts to stimulate and improve overall health. This type of therapy has been found to have social, physical, and cognitive benefits. Recreational Therapists help individuals improve their range of motion, build relationships and increase mental alertness through a range of activities and community-based interventions. February is Recreational…

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American Heart Month

More than 650,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, according to the CDC. It is the leading cause of death for American men and women. We observe American Heart Month in February to remind everyone about the risks factors of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy. While high blood pressure, high…

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Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears” affects 15 – 20 percent of people. Tinnitus is usually caused by an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, or a problem with the circulatory system. Tinnitus Awareness Week is observed during the first full week of February to educate others on…

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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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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer is when cancer cells arise in the cervix. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. January was declared Cervical Health Awareness Month to raise awareness and increase education in preventative methods such as regular screenings.

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Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is located in the neck and consists of a small butterfly-shaped gland. The gland influences the function of important organs such as the brain, lier, heart and kidneys. Its most important function is to make hormones that travel in the blood to control your metabolism, digestion and regulation body temperature.  January recognizes Thyroid…

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Paget’s Awareness Day

Paget’s disease is a disease of the bone that interferes with its normal process of gradually renews and replaces old bone tissue with new bone tissue. When the bone tissue doesn’t renew, bones can become fragile. Commonly affected areas are pelvis, skull, spine and legs. Complications can include, broken bones, hearing loss and pinched nerves…

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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 lifesaving 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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Happy Kwanzaa!

May you enjoy this holiday season to the fullest and welcome all the goodness in your life.

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