Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month. Did you know more than 200 diseases are spread through food alone? One in ten people become sick every year from eating contaminated food, and 420,000 people are killed from these illnesses every year. These types of illnesses can cause long-term health problems and possibly be deadly, so…

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Handwashing Awareness Week

National Hand washing Awareness Week is observed on December 5th-11th every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 infections, including the flu. Personal hygiene begins and ends with our hands. Hand washing is one of the most important ways…

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1. This is a chance for people all over the world to come together in the battle against HIV, to support those who are living with HIV, and to remember those who have passed away from an AIDS-related illness. The first ever worldwide health-related holiday was established…

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Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is recognized as Epilepsy Awareness Month.  It’s estimated that four in every 100 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Although 3.4 million people and their families are currently affected by epilepsy in the United States, there is still much that is misunderstood about this brain disorder. People with epilepsy and seizures experience multiple daily…

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National Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is observed to recognize the extraordinary Native Americans who have made significant contributions to enhancing the character of the country. The term “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month” is often used to describe this month. One of the earliest proponents of creating an American Indian Day was Dr. Arthur C.…

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

For the month of November people around the country come together to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease. Did you know, there are over 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging and the disease gets progressively worse as time goes on. Here are some warning signs someone…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This month highlights the need for more research to be conducted while cultivating a better understanding of the disease.  Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and is also known as the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. Each year, 218,500 people are affected…

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Respiratory Care Week

The field of medicine known as respiratory care focuses on the promotion of ideal cardiopulmonary function, health, and wellness. Respiratory therapists identify, treat, and combat conditions that damage the lungs.  Our lungs are the doorway that can help us lead a healthy life. Which is why the importance of taking great care of ourselves cannot…

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