Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm by Author One
January is an important month for women’s health because the entire month is dedicated to raising awareness about ways in which women can protect themselves against Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease and is also a major cause of cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, roughly 79 million Americans currently have HPV (www.healthfinder.gov). Use January as an opportunity to raise awareness about the potential dangers of HPV and to encourage others to educate themselves about HPV prevention and screening methods. Each and every month presents a new opportunity to stay informed, make health your top priority and encourage others to do the same!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 9:43 am by Array
The month of December is important because the 1st of the month is World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is a global push to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Around the world, about 34 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV every year. We can use this day to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, encourage people to get tested, and take action to support people living with HIV. Wear a red ribbon, the symbol of HIV awareness to support the cause and tell people why you are wearing it. For further information regarding World AIDS Day click here. (Healthfinder.gov)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm by Array
November is an important month because it is American Diabetes month. Currently, in the United States diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death. According to diabetes.org, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the U.S each year and if it goes untreated it can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes to their lifestyle. Ways to prevent diabetes include: exercise, healthy eating habits, regular checkups, as well as increased physical activity (taking the stairs instead of the elevator).Use the month of November to assess how healthy of a lifestyle you’re currently living and make the necessary changes to ensure a healthy future. For more information regarding American Diabetes month click here.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:47 am by Anonymous
What do you do when the unthinkable happens? What do you do when life comes crashing in, when the world seems too sad, and too dark? Well, I am there. One of the most precious people in all the world to me has been diagnosed with cancer, for the second time. A year ago it was devastating when we heard the news for the first time. But amazingly, the surgeon was able to remove the large tumor and there was an incredible healing. But now, nine months later, at a routine screening, the cancer was back, and this time, it had spread and was called “incurable.” I am left breathless and speechless at this news, and as we wait to find out more details, I wonder, what do I do now?
Part of me wants to scream out, “No! Not again!!! I can’t lose him!” But I know that cancer does not discriminate, and at some point, it touches all of us. Part of me wants to curl up in the fetal position and cry, and I do. And part of me wants to cry out to someone or something bigger than me…
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm by Author One
October 1st marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is a very important month because it provides us with the opportunity to raise awareness regarding early detection strategies for breast cancer. According to the U.S Department of Health, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and affects roughly 1 in 8 women in the United States during their lifetime. The primary focus of this month is to spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. To learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month click here.
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