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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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »