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

February Health Observance: Go Red for Women

1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. So we encourage you to join movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. Here’s what it means to Go Red: G: GET YOUR NUMBERS Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol. O: OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE Stop... Read More

January Health Observance: National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Birth Defects are Common, Costly, and Critical Birth defects are common Every 4 1/2 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. That translates into about 120,000 babies. Birth defects are costly Each year, total hospital costs for U.S. children... Read More

October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 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... Read More

May Health Observance: Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and... Read More

Health Observance October: Breast Cancer Awareness

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It’s that time of year again: breast cancer awareness month, when sales of everything from bagels to fashion and beauty products fund various breast cancer research organizations. (source) Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news... Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month: Addressing Mental Health at an Early Stage

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When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs of symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we immediately try to reverse these symptoms.... Read More