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November is COPD Awareness Month

November is the time of year that the American Lung Association asks us to bring our attention to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ). This disease, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive, chronic lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the third leading cause of death in the Unit...

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Health Apps- A Complementary Tool in Health Promotion

We live in a technology driven society. Our youth do not know what life was like before cell phones, computers and the internet. While technology can contribute to an increasing array of health problems like sedentary life styles, many health educators are leveraging the power of technology and social media to advance health promotion activities and to encourage healthier lifestyles. He...

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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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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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