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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be… Read More »

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May

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Furry Friends Are Family Too

Posted by on May 11th, 2017 0 comments

A staff member of the NNLM SCR recently adopted a new member to the family, a sweet little puppy. For some, our furry friends become members of our families. Even governmental entities are acknowledging these developments. MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health resource, has a pet’s page called “Pet Health”. The Pet Health… Read More »

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month: How to Protect Your Hearing in Your Leisure Time

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

With more than half of Americans who experience noise-induced hearing loss not working in noisy jobs, the spotlight turns to what Americans are doing in their leisure time. May 1st marks the beginning of Better Hearing & Speech Month—a time to assess lifestyle habits that may be contributing to hearing loss as well as schedule… Read More »

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