Healthcare Education

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 thyroid condition. The thyroid can be either over-active or under-active.…

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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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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 contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are…

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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 the virus. We take today to remind people that there…

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Visiting Parks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Some states have begun to opening parks and some have even lifted all stay at home bans. With summer approaching, the opening of parks is great, but we must recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Here are the Dos and Don’ts that is recommended: Every state has different guidelines, always follow your state…

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Benefits of Wearing a Cloth Face Covering

The CDC has recommended wearing a face mask or a cloth face covering in public settings, especially in settings were social distancing is difficult, such as grocery stores. While everyone should always try to maintain a proper six feet from people to create social distance, read below about the benefits of wearing a cloth face…

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Honoring National Nurse Appreciation Week

As the front line of a global health crisis, nursing professionals need our support now more than ever. Their skill and commitment during the coronavirus pandemic makes a lifesaving difference every day. During National Nurses Week, we want to honor these heroes.

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Raising Awareness About Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Approximately 53,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States every day. National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week raises awareness for oral, head, and neck cancer and the need for early detection in order to save…

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