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National Food Safety Education Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the FDA: Pregnant women and the elderly population people are not only at increased risk of contracting a foodborne illness but are also more likely to… Read More

Sexual Health Awareness Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the World Health Organization: STIs have direct impact on sexual and reproductive health through stigmatization, infertility, cancers, and pregnancy complications and can increase the risk of… Read More

World Heart Day (9/29/2022)

Key Facts According to the World Heart Federation: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels (veins and arteries). CVD can be caused… Read More

National Childhood Obesity Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the CDC: About 1 in 5 American children has obesity Compared to children with healthy weight, children who are overweight or obese are at a higher… Read More

World Rabies Day (9/28/2022)

Key facts: According to the CDC: Rabies is a deadly virus found in the saliva and nervous system of an infected animals spread from animal to animal or animal to… Read More

World Breastfeeding Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA): Breastfeeding without other foods or fluids for the first 4 to 6 months of life is the best start… Read More

Summer Sun Safety Month (2022)

Key Facts  According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration: Sunscreen is not recommended for babies who are 6 months old or younger Make sure your child wears clothing that covers… Read More

National Immunization Awareness Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the CDC : COVID-19 disrupted both in-person learning and routine well-child visits for many children during the past two years As a result, too many children… Read More

World Hepatitis Day (7/28/2022)

World Hepatitis Day – July 28, 2022 Key Facts According to the World Hepatitis Alliance: Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There… Read More

UV Safety Awareness Month (2022)

UV Safety Awareness Month – July 2022 Key Facts According to the American Cancer Society: Your skin makes vitamin D naturally when it is exposed to UV rays from the… Read More