October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with... Read More

January Health Observance: Cervical Health Awareness Month

By Teal and White Ribbon - own work created in Inkscape, based on the graphics by USER:Niki_K, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11970152
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

Health Observance October: Breast Cancer Awareness

flickr user maf04 breast cancer awareness ribbon of hope
It’s that time of year again: breast cancer awareness month, when sales of everything from bagels to fashion and beauty products fund various breast cancer research organizations. (source) Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news... Read More