Glaucoma Awareness

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation (2020) currently more than three million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million

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National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Cervical cancer of the cervix uteri (the neck of the uterus), is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in American women [after lung cancer and breast cancer] (The

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Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid gland dysfunction is prevalent in older adults and may be associated with significant morbidity if misdiagnosed and left untreated. Health professionals must be conscious in this regard due to

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National Handwashing Awareness Week

Hand hygiene is a great way to prevent infections. However, studies show that on average, healthcare providers

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National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Join the nationwide effort to raise awareness of birth defects, their causes, and their impact! Not all birth defects can be prevented. But

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World AIDS Day

Getting and staying on HIV treatment because it reduces the amount of HIV in the blood (also called the viral load) to a very low level. This will keep the

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Introduction Alois was born on June 14, 1864 to Edward and Therese Alzheimer. Their family lived in southern Germany. After graduating with his medical doctor degree, Alzheimer took a position at

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Suicide Survivors Week

Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are effective against a broad range of bacterial and fungal infections and are good to be taken under medical supervision. Something to consider is that antibiotics act over time.

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National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour amongst school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated or has the potential to be repeated over time.

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