National Nurses Week

Nurses make a difference. This month we recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. National Nurses Week honors our nation’s nurse heroes and their contributions to the health and well-being of our communities. Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient…

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Autism Awareness Month

During Autism Awareness Month we want to focus on what Autism is and understanding the need for acceptance of people with Autism. Autism is a neurological developmental disability with an estimated prevalence of one to two percent of the American and worldwide population. The diversity of the disability means that each person’s individual experience of…

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National Doctor’s Day

National Doctor’s Day is celebrated in honor or all physician, medical professionals and doctors for their dedicated services. This day is to spotlight the achievements and devotion of all medical professionals who work and serve others round the clock to save lives. It’s a day celebrated for acknowledging the services of doctors and their huge…

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National Social Worker Month

The month of March is National Social Work Month. It aims to recognize and celebrate the dedication and empathy social workers across the country deliver, while providing services to children and adults in need. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors, and facilitators in schools, clinics, businesses, and government offices. Social work can be emotionally draining,…

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American Heart Month

During American Heart Month, we raise awareness of the risks of heart disease and remember those we have lost to it. The most common form of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease (CAD), which occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become hardened and narrowed due to a…

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Black History Month

Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices and legacy of African Americans who have strived for the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and recognizes the trials and tribulations are part of our country’s history. This year’s theme, Black Health and Wellness, pays homage to medical scholars and health…

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National Hand Washing Awareness Week

The first week of December is National Hand Washing Awareness Week. 80% of communicable diseases can be transferred by touch (person-to-person contact). Make it a point to wash your hands several times a day to prevent infections and disease. Clean hands prevent sickness!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women. Most breast cancers are found in women who…

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

A mental illness is a physical illness of the brain that causes disturbances in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life. 1 in 20 U.S. Adults experience Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI) each year, but less than two-thirds get treatment. This week is dedicated to raising…

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World Alzheimer’s Month

The month of September is the time to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for 50%-75% of all cases. Typically, Alzheimer’s disease begins with lapses of memory, difficulty in finding the right words for everyday objects or mood swings. It…

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