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March is Red Cross Month

Throughout the month of March, we honor people like you who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible — the individuals across the country who turn compassion into action, helping others in times of crisis. Our Red Cross Month celebration has been an annual tradition since 1943, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation…


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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health.

The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke…


Click the button below and read very helpful information provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

What is Cervical Health Awareness Month?

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. More than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening.

NCCC and the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) also offer a range of resources (listed below) to educate the public and healthcare providers about cervical health, from fact sheets to episodes of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast…


Click the button below and read very helpful information provided by National Cervical Cancer Coalition .

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December is AIDS Awareness Month

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO HIV AND AIDS

What is HIV?

HIV is a virus that damages the immune system. Untreated HIV affects and kills CD4 cells, which are a type of immune cell called T cell.

Over time, as HIV kills more CD4 cells, the body is more likely to get various types of conditions and cancers.

HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids that include:

  • blood
  • semen
  • vaginal and rectal fluids
  • breast milk

The virus isn’t transferred in air or water, or through casual contact…


Click the button below and read very helpful information provided by Heathline Media.

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIABETES

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make.

Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs…


Click the button below and read very helpful information provided by Heathline Media. Learn more about types of diabetes, causes, symptoms, risks, etc.