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December's Focus is Winter Wellness

The lack of sunlight and bitter temperatures can give winter a bad reputation when it comes to your health. You pull out all the tricks to try to stay warm and healthy, but some of your winter wellness habits may be based on long-standing myths.

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December's Focus is Fall Risk Prevention

Every year, one in four people over age 65 experience a serious fall. For seniors, falling is the primary cause of severe injury, such as a broken hip or head trauma.

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

What is type 2 diabetes? Having type 2 diabetes means your body doesn’t use insulin well and can’t keep blood sugar at normal levels. Diabetes can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease, blindness and kidney disease.

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is a progressive medical condition. It is important to learn about the disease along with some simple steps that can help delay the potential onset or help facilitate an early diagnosis.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early.

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October is Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

Taking care of your teeth and gums can mean more than just a healthy-looking smile. It can help reduce the chance of gum disease or decaying teeth, and the unpleasant side effects of poor dental hygiene.

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September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

Leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are types of cancer that can affect the bone marrow, the blood cells, the lymph nodes, and other parts of the lymphatic system.

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

There’s a lot to learn and understand about ovarian cancer. Simply put, ovarian cancer is cancer that starts in the ovaries or fallopian tubes.

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August is National Immuniaztion Awareness Month

Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease.

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August - Focus on Care Coordination Services

While care coordination benefits and models can differ, the core of any approach is the same: to identify patients who require more coordinated care and facilitate delivery of the necessary healthcare services.

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July - Focus on Stroke Prevention

You can greatly reduce your risk for stroke by making lifestyle changes to help control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and, in some cases, by taking medication.

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July - Focus on Family Wellness

Families can improve wellness in ways big and small. Resist grand plans that involve too much time and money.

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June is Men's Health Month

Celebrated each year during June, Men’s Health Month brings awareness to the health issues all men face. The month is dedicated to enriching men’s health and and wellness through a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns.

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June is National Safety Month

Your home is your castle, where you feel safe from the world’s demands and dangers. However, accidental poisonings, falls and fires cause almost half of all home accidents that can be fatal or lead to serious injury.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

National Mental Health Month raises awareness about mental illness and related issues in the United States. In recent times, attitudes towards mental health issues appear to be changing.

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May is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate about these diseases.

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April is Stress Awareness Month

Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations can go a long way in living a healthy and positive life.

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April is World Health Awareness Month

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7th, under the guidance of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Most colorectal cancers start as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. These growths are called polyps.

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March is Pollution Awareness Month

Air pollution is a known environmental health hazard. We know what we are looking at when brown smog settles over a city, exhaust fumes swirl across busy highways, or a cloud that rises from a smokestack.

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February is Heart Health Awareness Month

Cardiovascular disease, heart disease, coronary heart disease, what’s the difference? Because these terms sound so similar, people use them interchangeably. This information will help you understand how these conditions differ.

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February is Children’s Dental Hygiene Month

Developing your child’s health habits includes making good choices when selecting beverages. Help keep them on the right track by selecting the best beverage options for optimal oral health and overall wellness.

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control.