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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

World Hepatitis Day!

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD unites patient organizations,… Read More

UV Safety Awareness Month

Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can have damaging effects on the skin, eyes, and immune system. 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… Read More

Avoid Swimmer’s Itch

Who doesn’t love a good dip in the lake on a hot summer day?  Well, certain microscopic parasites seem to like it and are just looking for a host to latch on to.  If you’re hanging out in the shallow area of a lake, pond or ocean, you may become the host!  The Centers for… Read More