National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month is celebrated in January in order to highlight how important blood donations are. During this month, the rate of blood donations drops due to vacations and increased seasonal illness which is why it is important to bring attention to this matter. Donating blood equals giving someone the most precious thing –…

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Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

2023 is here, and this is the time to reflect on the past year we have all had in 2022, and take those lessons with us into the new year. This year has had trials and tribulations for us all. We can all look back on the year we’ve experienced appreciate all of the wonderful…

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Hanukkah Begins

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Rededication, commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its desecration by Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE. Despite being a late addition to the Jewish liturgical calendar, the eight-day Hanukkah festival has become a cherished and cheerful holiday. It is also known as the Festival of Lights,…

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Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month. Did you know more than 200 diseases are spread through food alone? One in ten people become sick every year from eating contaminated food, and 420,000 people are killed from these illnesses every year. These types of illnesses can cause long-term health problems and possibly be deadly, so…

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National Handwashing Awareness Week

National Hand washing Awareness Week is observed on December 5th-11th every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 infections, including the flu. Personal hygiene begins and ends with our hands. Hand washing is one of the most important ways…

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1. This is a chance for people all over the world to come together in the battle against HIV, to support those who are living with HIV, and to remember those who have passed away from an AIDS-related illness. The first ever worldwide health-related holiday was established…

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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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