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Recognizing Nursing Assistants Week

This week we recognize all the nursing assistants who have dedicated their lives to the well being of others. Nursing Assistants are key players in the lives of the people in their care and they deserve a sincere “Thank You” and recognition for their efforts and bravery during this global emergency.Thank you to our healthcare…

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Honoring World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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March is DVT Awareness Month

March is DVT Awareness Month. Deep Vein Thrombsis (DVT) also called venous thromboembolism can cause serious illness, disability and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DVT occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein. The most common sites for DVT is in the lower leg, pelvis or thigh.…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of…

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March 3 is World Hearing Day

Today, March 3 is World Hearing Day. Every year on March 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) promotes World Hearing Day to raise awareness about disabling hearing loss. This year’s theme is: Hearing for life: Don’t let hearing loss limit you Hearing Loss that is not Treated Costs about 750 billion Dollars Worldwide every Year…

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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Air Pollution Linked to Chronic and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Research has shown that air pollution is a major risk for chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and stroke. Recent studies show that air pollution is also a major risk for contracting chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, kidney disease and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists are often puzzled why a…

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Heart Transplant

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. One of the consequences of heart disease is congestive heart failure (CHF). End-stage congestive heart failure can lead to a need for a heart transplant. Causes of End-stage Heart Failure End-stage…

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