November Health Observance: American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Depending on your age, weight, and other factors, you may be at higher risk... Read More

October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with... Read More

September Health Observance: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we encourage your family to make healthy... Read More

August Health Observance: National Immunization Awareness Month

We all need shots (vaccines) to help protect us from serious diseases. This protection is called immunization. Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them. Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Other types of shots work... Read More

July Health Observance: UV Safety Month

Will Your Sunglasses Protect You from Serious Eye Disease?   With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, greater. The American Academy of Ophthalmology warns that excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. This is true for young and... Read More