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Summer Heat Safety Tips

Summer Heat Safety Tips As the temperature rises, be sure to follow these heat safety tips to keep yourself and your family safe throughout the summer months. Never leave people or pets in a closed car on a warm day. If air conditioning is unavailable in your home, go to a cooling center. Wear loose, […]


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer does not always cause symptoms, especially at first. Someone could have colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why getting screened regularly for colorectal cancer is so important. According to the CDC, if you have symptoms, they may include— A change in bowel […]


October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What Is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. There are many different types of breast cancer that can affect both women and men. Early Detection According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized […]


September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease According to the CDC Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a brain condition that affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can seriously affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The risk of developing Alzheimer’s […]


August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Getting Vaccinated Is Safer Than Getting Sick Per the CDC, vaccines help the body learn how to defend itself from disease without the dangers of a full-blown infection. The immune response to a vaccine might cause tiredness and discomfort for a day or two, but the resulting protection can last a lifetime. Everyone Should Get […]