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American Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one killer in Americans. About one in three women are diagnosed with heart disease. Every February, we celebrate American Heart Month to raise awareness about cardiovascular health, and educate others on heart disease and stroke prevention. Prevention is not impossible, you can start by increasing your physical activity and choosing…

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Cardiovascular Professionals Week

February is American Heart Month, which is not only a great time to raise awareness of heart disease, but also a great time to celebrate the cardiovascular professionals who help diagnose and treat heart conditions. Cardiovascular Professionals Week recognizes the constancy, dedication, and professional commitment of invasive and non-invasive professionals delivering emergent and routine care…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is observed each year during February 7–14 to promote awareness and education about congenital heart defects. It affects approximately one in one hundred births every year in the United States. It is the word’s most common birth defect. Take this week to raise awareness of congenital heart defects.

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National Healthy Weight Week

In many parts of the United States, January contains short days, and harsh air. Though it may be difficult, keeping active year round is one of the most important ways to reduce one’s risk of cancer and other health issues. National Healthy Weight Week is celebrated on the third week of January and encourages Americans…

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Folic Acid Awareness Week

National Folic Acid Awareness Week seeks to spread awareness about the importance of folic acid. Folic acid is a type of B vitamin called vitamin B9. Folic acid helps the body produce and maintain new cells. It also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.

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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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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women, accounting for 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the United States. Surgery alone in the early stages of lung cancer can offer an 80% survival rate or better. We are taking this month to learn…

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Coronavirus Hits Senior Citizens The Hardest, Say Doctors

Coronavirus hits senior citizens the hardest, says the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The coronavirus is the latest virus scourge hitting the world — and comes from the family of respiratory viruses that includes SARS and MERS. For example, during the SARS outbreak, the overall death rate was over 50 percent for people over the…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation A Key Component To Full Recovery

Cardiac rehabilitation is a very important component to help with a full recovery. Cardiac rehab can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help build heart-healthy habits.   Heart attack statistics are grim. Nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a heart attack every year. Cardiac rehabilitation not only helps a…

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