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National Children's Dental Health Month

Posted by Veronica Aranda -

The American Dental Association (ADA) and the ADA Foundation commemorate National Children's Dental Health Month every February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. The health of our teeth and gums depends on a lifetime of care and so developing healthy habits at an early age and visiting the dentist regularly is important. While many parents wait to schedule their ch...

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Spread the word! January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Each year, nearly 13,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. Cervical cancer can be curable if found and treated early. It is the most preventable and the only gynecologic cancer with a screening test (Pap test) and a vaccine. Pap tests can detect changes in the cells of the cervix. It is recommended that women sho...

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Preventive healthcare

An apple way keeps the doctor away . How many times have we heard that familiar adage? While it refers to the fact that eating apples, or any nutritious food, can keep you healthy and hopefully save you a trip to the doctor's office, visiting the doctor is not necessarily just for sick people. A visit to the doctor is a way to keep you healthy. Vaccines, screenings...

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Summer Sun Safety!!

It's here, It's here, It's here….. Yes… Summer is finally here (after a long winter) but we have to make sure we are prepared for the Sun!! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015) skin cancer is the number one cancer in the United States which and most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light (Sun)...

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National Public Health Week – April 6-12, 2015

2015 is the 20 th anniversary of National Public Health Week! What exactly is public health you might ask? The World Health Organization (2015) defines public health as "all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole". The activities of public health aim to provide conditions in which people can b...

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February is Heart Health Month

As American Heart Month wraps up, and after a recent news statement about women and heart attacks, providing data and facts about heart health and heart attack warning signs in women seems appropriate. What is Heart Disease you ask? Heart Disease is the buildup of plaque in the heart arteries which causes heart attacks. A heart attack strikes someone about every...

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen dating violence (TDV) has surfaced as a significant public health issue as incidence of TDV has escalated substantially in recent years. Research by the U.S. Department of Justice (2003) found that one in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship . Furthermore, in recent national surveys, nearly ten percent of high...

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