December 1-7 Is National Handwashing Week — A Step to Good Health!

Clean hands offend no one … Colombian Proverb The simple step of washing our hands with soap and clean running water is vital to protecting our health. For example, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 23-40%. This is a serious concern for the world’s

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month — Take Care of Your Health!

I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life. – Paula Deen According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34.2 million Americans — just over 1 in 10 — have diabetes, and 88 million American adults — 1 in 3 — have prediabetes¹. Since November is

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Respiratory Care Week Is October 24-30th — Helping Others to Breathe Easier!

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded … Ralph Waldo Emerson For those with breathing or airway problems such as COPD, Asthma, or Cystic Fibrosis, respiratory therapy is vital to enjoying a better quality of life. Therefore, we share in giving our appreciation to those who work hard in behalf

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October Is National Physical Therapy Month — Let’s Get A Move On!

According to The American Physical Therapy Association, inadequate physical activity results in an added $117 billion in health care costs in the U.S. and leads to reduced quality of life for millions of Americans.¹ Therefore, this October, National Physical Therapy Month has the theme of promoting physical activity. The physical therapy community can contribute in unique ways to help people

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October Is Eye Injury Prevention Month — Don’t Forget Your Goggles!

Do you like simple solutions? Don’t we all? One of the easiest things you can do for your health is protecting your eyes from injury. How so? Wearing protective eyewear such as goggles, visors and other defense can prevent up to 90% of all eye injuries. And with nearly half of all eye injuries occurring in the home¹, it’s important

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September Is World Alzheimer’s Month — Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s

To love a person is to learn the song in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten. – Arne Garborg To lose a memory is to lose the past. That past is filled with a family, accomplishments, and things a person enjoys doing in life. Like a thief, Alzheimer’s — the most common cause of dementia¹

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

You must always remember you are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem … Christopher Robin When children receive a diagnosis of cancer, our hearts collectively break. Worldwide, about 400,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year.¹ Since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, what are the facts? The Facts Cancer is the leading cause of death

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September is Healthy Aging Month — Celebrating Many Healthy Years to Come!

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been – David Bowie Back in 1992, Healthy Aging® Month was first observed as a way to draw attention to the importance of healthy lifestyles for adults, 45-plus. Since no one wants to be considered old, what should those of us over 45 consider, in order

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August is Psoriasis Action Month — What It Is and What It Isn’t

“Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, and I’m sensitive” – Cara Delevingne Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease (a disease with an unclear cause that is characterized by inflammation caused by dysfunction of the immune system) that causes inflammation in the body. There may be visible signs of the inflammation such as raised plaques (plaques may look different for different skin types)

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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

If we could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything – Chee Vai Tang Those little eyes! Don’t they pull at your heart strings when you look into a child’s eyes? But as cute as they are, our children’s eyes must also be healthy. As August is Children’s Eye Health and

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