National Nutrition Month

During National Nutrition Month® and Beyond, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone to ‘Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right’   Wednesday, January 22, 2014   Media Contacts: Ryan O’Malley, Allison MacMunn 800/877-1600, ext. 4769, 4802   While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the […] Continue Reading »

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It’s as common in women as it is in men. This year, over 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and an estimated 50,310 will die of the disease. With certain types of screening, this cancer can be prevented by removing polyps (grape-like growths on […] Continue Reading »

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Women’s Health: Cervical Health Awareness

  Cervical Health Awareness is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer.   About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease. HPV is a major cause of cervical cancer.   The good news? HPV can be prevented with the […] Continue Reading »

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Use Healthy Handwashing For Better Health All Year

Nation Handwashing Awareness Week is observed the first week of December but using these techniques can help us be more healthy all year long. The power is in your hands to prevent the Flu and many other respiratory infections! Imagine how great it would be if you or your family were never sick again from […] Continue Reading »

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Be a Part of the Great American ‘Smokeout’!

  The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important […] Continue Reading »

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September is National Preparedness Month

  September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic […] Continue Reading »

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives. The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).   While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates […] Continue Reading »

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Salmonella in Eggs: An Unwelcome Summer Visitor

  Eggs and summer go together: deviled eggs, homemade ice cream, and potato salad. But, just a few hours outside of the refrigerator and your eggs can create lasting memories that you’d rather forget. This summer, make sure that eggs carrying Salmonella don’t come to your next outing.   Summer is the perfect season for […] Continue Reading »

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World Hepatitis Day 2013

On 28 July 2013, the World Hepatitis Alliance will coordinate the fifth global World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is one of only four official world disease awareness days endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its 194 member states. The aim for 2012 is to continue to raise awareness of chronic hepatitis B […] Continue Reading »

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Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus

Human infections with a new avian influenza A (H7N9) virus continue to be reported in China. The virus has been detected in poultry in China as well. While mild illness in human cases has been seen, most patients have had severe respiratory illness and some people have died. No cases of H7N9 outside of China […] Continue Reading »

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