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July is UV Safety Month

07/09/20

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the sunny weather. But are you protecting yourself from potential risks? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.

What is ultraviolet radiation?

Most individuals don’t realize that UV...

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Childhood Obesity – Causes and Prevention

07/02/20

Obesity is a chronic disease affecting increasing numbers of children, teens and adults. Obesity rates among children in the U.S. have doubled since 1980 and have tripled for teens. About 17% of children aged 2 to 19 are considered obese, compared to over 35% of adults who are considered obese.

What are the negative side effects from childhood obesity?

Unfortunately, children with obesity can be bullied and teased more than their normal weight peers. ...

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

06/25/20

Did you know that cataracts are a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States, and more than half of all Americans have cataracts by the time they are 80 years old? Also, while uncommon, cataracts can also be found in young people or even newborn babies!

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. The lens of the eye is located behind the pupil and the colored iris, and is normally transparen...

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June 18 – 25 is National Nursing Assistants Week

06/18/20

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now as never before, attention is being directed to the care of our elder and disabled citizens. Greater attention also is directed to the workers who provide hands-on-care and caring.

June 18-25 marks the 43rd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week. It provides a timely opportunity to honor the certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who care for patients in long-term care facilities, assisted living settings, medical clinics, and hos...

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month

06/11/20

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time to show support for the millions of people worldwide struggling with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It’s also a time to recognize caregivers for the unwavering support they provide to those suffering with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Brain health is also an important consideration. There is much that is unknown about Alzheimer’s but research suggests certain habits can be ...

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June is Men’s Health Month

06/04/20

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising, eating healthy, and visiting their healthcare providers for routine checkups.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, men in the United States die 5 years earlier than women, and they ...

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