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National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is May 12-18, 2019.  This week has been designated to highlight some of the main factors impacting women’s health. The Women’s Health website has an abundance of information and is a one stop shop for all things “women”.  Not only is the website full of information about your health and wellness, they also offer a helpline that is open Monday through Friday…

Posted on May. 15, 2019 in From Our Perspective

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

April showers bring May flowers… and an increase in asthma and allergy complications. Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in hopes to educate people about these common diseases. According to the AAFA: About 26 million Americans (8.3%) have asthma About 21 million Americans (6.7%) have hay fever, rhinitis or nasal allergies…

Posted on May. 14, 2019 in From Our Perspective

Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 12th to 19th is Food Allergy Awareness Week. According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America approximately 5.9 million children (8%) have food allergies – that’s1 out of every 13 kids. They are most common in young children. Children with food allergies are 2-4 times more likely to have asthma or other allergic disease. Food allergies occur at a lower rate in Hispanic children…

Posted on May. 10, 2019 in From Our Perspective

Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month

As we prepare for warmer weather and fun in the sun, let us not lose sight of proper skin protection. Regardless of our age, sex, or race, we all need to be mindful of sun exposure and sun safety and understand how to prevent and detect skin cancer. How often should you examine your skin? Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the…

Posted on May. 3, 2019 in From Our Perspective