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Family Caregivers Month

11/24/22

Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.

Caregivers take on a variety of roles as providing care can come in all forms; from taking a parent to the doctor’s office, to managing medications, to the total care of a loved one. Juggling work and caregiving res...

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Lung Cancer Awareness

11/10/22

While more common in men, the gap between men and women who are diagnosed with lung cancer is closing. In fact, it is the number one cancer killer in women—more than breast, ovarian and cervical cancer combined. It is estimated that about 236,740 new cases of lung cancer would be diagnosed this year. By 2035, it is estimated that more women will die from lung cancer than men. Three times as many men die of lung cancer than prostate cancer.

Who is most at risk for d...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

11/03/22

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans, including adults and youth. Diabetes can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart, and is linked to some types of cancer.

What is prediabetes?

A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. He or she is at higher risk for developing type 2 diab...

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Eczema Awareness

10/27/22

It is estimated that atopic, or allergy-related, eczema affects more than 30 million Americans, mostly kids, and the figure is on the rise. Eczema is a common name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. This includes variations including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, and nummular dermatitis. You might be more at risk of having eczema if you have a family history or a diagnosis of dermatitis, allergies, hay fever, or as...

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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10/13/22

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a time for us raise awareness, to speak up, and support survivors of domestic violence.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Domestic Violence (DV) is a pattern of controlling behavior that can involve physical, sexual, economic, em...

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Mental Illness Awareness

10/06/22

What is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same. A person can exper...

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