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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…


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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.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Join in the cause to help women in need today.

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Falls Prevention Awareness Month

SEPTEMBER IS FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.