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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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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Healthy Aging Month

For the past twenty years, the month of September has been recognized as Healthy Aging Month, an annual occurrence to raise awareness about the positive aspects of growing older. As the numbers of people age 45 and older grows every year, the focus of September’s Healthy Aging Month is to inspire these adults to improve…

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness month. SMA impacts approximately 4 people in every 100,000 throughout the United States, and for some seniors who deal with inactivity due to physical, balance, cognitive, or other challenges, one big risk they may face is spinal muscular atrophy. SMA month strives to raise awareness of the condition caused…

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