National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. More than one million Americans have a heart attack each year and about 500,000 die from heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in your blood. Having too […]

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight and promote the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Many diseases like Measles, Polio, Hepatitis, Mumps, and chickenpox can be prevented by a vaccine.  Immunization protects us all from serious illness and the possibility of outbreaks. Call your primary […]

World Lung Cancer Day

World Lung Cancer Day is observed on August 1st, and was created to promote lung health and lung cancer awareness. Lung cancer is the second leading cancer worldwide and is the most common cause of all cancer deaths among both men and women.   Smoking Tabaco is one of the most common risks linked to […]

Hepatitis Awareness Week

World Hepatitis Day is recognized  annually on the 28th of July, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who first discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and developed the first Hepatitis B vaccine just two years later. Virial hepatitis are a group of diseases more commonly known as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C,  Hepatitis […]