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National Condom Week (02/14-02/21)

National Condom Week (02/14-02/21) Key Facts According to Planned Parenthood: If you use condoms perfectly every single time you have sex, they’re 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. But people aren’t perfect,… Read More

Children’s Dental Month (February, 2024)

Children’s Dental Month – (February, 2024) Key Facts According to the CDC: Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to… Read More

American Heart Month (February, 2024)

American Heart Month (February, 2024) Key Facts According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) : Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing… Read More

Radon Awareness Month (January, 2024)

Radon Awareness Month – Radon Awareness Week (January 23 – 27, 2024) Key Facts Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. The EPA and the… Read More

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January, 2024)

Key Facts According to the CDC: You can lower your risk for cervical cancer by getting screened regularly, starting at age 21. The HPV test and the Pap test are screening tests that… Read More

World AIDS Day (12/1/2023)

World AIDS Day – December 1, 2023 Key Facts According to the CDC: HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated,… Read More

Holiday Safety Tips (December, 2023)

Holiday Safety Tips (December, 2023) December is a festive month that brings family and friends together to celebrate the holidays. We are all eager to see those that we love… Read More

Thankful November (2023)

Thankful November (2023) “Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” – Catherine Pulsifer What… Read More

National Diabetes Month (November, 2023)

National Diabetes Month (November, 2023) According to the National Institute of Health (NIH): The most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a disease… Read More

Great American Smokeout (11/16/2023)

Great American Smokeout (11/16/2023) Key Facts It’s never too late to quit using tobacco. The sooner you quit, the more you can reduce your chances of getting cancer and other… Read More