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The World Health Organization has named the first week of August as World Breastfeeding Week! You can read lots of important health information about breastfeeding on Twitter using #WorldBreastfeedingWeek. Most of us know that health professionals recommend that babies be breastfed for the first 6 months, if possible. Initially, breastfeeding may require a little… Read More »
New England’s rainy spring has finally turned into summer. This past July 4th brought a string of sunny and hot days with lots of time spent outside. As I took out my sunscreen and looked at the SPF rating of 55 I thought to myself that if anyone asked me to explain what SPF… Read More »
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States. Take the time to learn more about hepatitis and the resources you can use all year round to support education and prevention. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is swelling, and inflammation of the liver caused by immune cells attacking the liver, liver damage from alcohol or poison,… Read More »
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February is American Heart Month, and you might have seen heart health information from all kinds of sources on social media. But once Heart Month has passed, where do you turn if you need to find information about keeping your heart healthy? Or learn what it means if your doctor orders an EKG? Or learn… Read More »
The news comes and goes quickly. Health news is no different and it’s important to develop strategies and resources to learn more beyond the headlines. Continue to learn about some of 2018’s big health stories that will continue to impact 2019 with these resources. Natural Disasters and Emergencies-The Camp Fire in Northern California was the… Read More »