January Health Observance: Cervical Health Awareness Month

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. (source) HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. HPV is also a major cause of cervical cancer. Each year, more... Read More

American Diabetes Month: One in Five

(source) One in five healthcare dollars is spent on diabetes. Besides being concerned about heart health during the winter holidays, November begins American Diabetes Month.  Why be concerned?  The cost statistic cited above, and more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 86 million Americans are at risk to develop type 2 diabetes.   What is Diabetes? Diabetes is the... Read More