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September is National Childhood Obesity Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 1 out of every 5 (19%) children and adolescents aged 2-19 years old are obese. Childhood obesity is more common among certain populations, including specific races and socioeconomic groups. Hispanics (26%) and non-Hispanic blacks (22%) have a higher prevalence than non-Hispanic whites (14.1%) and non-Hispanic Asians (11%). Children in the lowest (19%) and middle (20%)…

Posted on Sep. 16, 2019 in From Our Perspective

Sepsis Awareness Month and World Sepsis Day

Sepsis is a life-threatening complication caused by the body’s response to an infection. Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in hospitals. It can occur unpredictably and progress rapidly. Because of the severe implications, sepsis can have, September has become Sepsis Awareness Month, coinciding with World Sepsis Day on September 13. When a person gets an infection, the body’s immune system normally releases chemicals…

Posted on Sep. 13, 2019 in From Our Perspective

Come See Us at the North Carolina/South Carolina Cancer Registrars Association Regional Meeting & the Ohio Cancer Registrars Annual Meeting

When/Where: NC/SC Cancer Registrars Association Regional Meeting September 18-20, 2019 @ Embassy Suites, Concord, NC Ohio Cancer Registrars Annual Meeting   September 19-20, 2019 Levis Commons/Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg, OH Our very own, Amy Arnold will be speaking at the NC/SC Conference.  Stop by and learn more about our job opportunities and the services we provide – and be sure to sign up for our Raffle Prize. …

Posted on Sep. 12, 2019 in News & Events

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, every 3 minutes there is a new diagnosis of blood cancer in the United States? During the month of September, the society works to raise awareness of these blood cancers which include: Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma. Why is this important? Even though blood cancers are the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S., the impact…

Posted on Sep. 11, 2019 in From Our Perspective