National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccinations through the holiday season and beyond. As much as it is the holiday season, it is also flu season. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, now is a perfect time!

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National Handwashing Awareness Week

Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Today, we are sharing the American Medical Association’s and American Academy of Family Physicians’ four principles about hand awareness:   1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating 2. Do not…

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Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

December 1st – 7th is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week! Designed to raise awareness and educate the public about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and the 1 million people in America living with some form of the disease. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive…

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National Diabetes Month

According to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 adults in America have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a health condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to…

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991, by International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cannot produce enough insulin to control glucose levels. There are two kinds of diabetes, Type 1 requires daily administration with injection or…

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