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Summer Sun Safety Month

Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can have damaging effects on the skin. What is Ultraviolet Radiation? Radiation is the emission (sending out) of energy from any source and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. How are people exposed to UV radiation? Sunlight is the main source of UV radiation, however there… Read More

National Immunization Awareness Month & the Importance of Immunizations

One of the most important things a person can do to protect themselves and others from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is checking their vaccination record and vaccinating according to the recommended immunization schedule. Outlined below are the recommended immunizations by age group. Baby Immunizations (Birth-3 years old): Babies are born… Read More

World Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7. Your Baby The World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action (WABA) explains that breastfeeding promotes the growth and development of children.  It provides not only the best possible nutrition, but also protects children against diseases and assures their care. Exclusive breastfeeding without other foods or… Read More