Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is recognized as Epilepsy Awareness Month. It’s estimated that four in every 100 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Although 3.4 million people and their families are currently affected by epilepsy in the United States, there is still much that is misunderstood about this brain disorder. People with epilepsy and seizures experience multiple daily…

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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is observed to recognize the extraordinary Native Americans who have made significant contributions to enhancing the character of the country. The term “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month” is often used to describe this month. One of the earliest proponents of creating an American Indian Day was Dr. Arthur C.…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

For the month of November people around the country come together to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease. Did you know, there are over 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging and the disease gets progressively worse as time goes on. Here are some warning signs someone…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This month highlights the need for more research to be conducted while cultivating a better understanding of the disease. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and is also known as the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. Each year, 218,500 people are affected…

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Respiratory Care Week

The field of medicine known as respiratory care focuses on the promotion of ideal cardiopulmonary function, health, and wellness. Respiratory therapists identify, treat, and combat conditions that damage the lungs. Our lungs are the doorway that can help us lead a healthy life. Which is why the importance of taking great care of ourselves cannot…

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International Infection Prevention Week

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) reminds us that while our industry was turned upside down and continues to be challenged by COVID-19, basic practices to prevent procedure- and surgical site-related infections remain critical to protecting patients and maintaining the reputation of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) as providers of safe, high-quality care. If you work in…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to be observant of our loved ones who may have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, here are some important facts about breast cancer: This year, an estimated 43,550 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S., and it is…

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Did you know that roughly 1 in 5 American adults suffers from a mental illness? A study of over 90,000 people worldwide found that the stigma of mental illness is one of the top reasons that people don’t receive care. This statistic only keeps growing steadily at an alarming rate. The severity of this issue…

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World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day. The heart is one of the most vital organs in your body that requires care and attention in order to stay healthy. That’s why today, we will celebrate all seniors who are living with a heart condition, working hard to survive through their disease and overcome it so they can…

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah this year is held from September 25-27. This holiday begins on the first day of Tishrei, and it marks the beginning of the civil year. It also marks the beginning of a 10-day period of soul searching and contemplation that concludes with Yom Kippur. Traditionally, this period of 10 days, the Days of…

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