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

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 radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and... 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