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This Week is Contact Lens Health Week

Posted by on August 21st, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is promoting the fourth annual Contact Lens Health Week, with this year’s campaign focusing on “healthy habits means healthy eyes” and focuses on encouraging youth to start healthy habits early, for healthy eyes later. Failure to wear, clean, and store your lenses as directed by… Read More »

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Aug

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This Week is the Inaugural Fungal Disease Awareness Week

Posted by on August 17th, 2017 0 comments

In 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control initiated a new national observance–Fungal Disease Awareness Week. This holiday aims to increase awareness about fungal diseases, which can cause several illnesses, but often go undiagnosed. Awareness is the first step to reducing diagnosis delays. This year’s theme is “Think Fungus” and aims to encourage the public… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Public Health

Aug

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Back to School Health Checklist

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments

Now it’s mid-August, summer is winding down and it’s time to prepare the kids to go back to school. Alongside the backpacks, clothes, and other supplies, don’t forget your own Back To School Health Checklist: Develop a plan in case of a family emergency Schedule health and dental checkups before school starts Practice bus safety… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness, Patient Safety

Aug

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This Week is National Health Center Week

Posted by on August 7th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

National Health Center Week is a nation campaign running from Aug. 13-19 with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers over the course of more than five decades. One of the bright spots in America’s healthcare system is that community health centers serve more than 25 million Americans,… Read More »

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Jul

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Staying Safe in the Sun: What You Might Not Have Known

Posted by on July 27th, 2017 0 comments

In May, we wrote about Skin Cancer Awareness Month and offered some basic tips, but taking care of your skin is a daily concern. Ultraviolet rays can damage your skin in just 15 minutes without proper protection. Even clouds or shaded areas don’t offer complete protection – only deep shade (where no UV rays can… Read More »

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