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We HEART Your Health

We HEART Your Health! Tips on Preventing Heart Disease By: E. Demond Scott, MD, MPH February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on the importance of keeping a strong and healthy heart. It’s a great time to educate communities about…

Cervical Health Awareness: Types of Cervical Cancer and Reducing Your Risk

Cervical Health Awareness: Types of Cervical Cancer and Reducing Your Risk By: Tessa Gilliland January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, a month that brings awareness to what cervical cancer is, how to prevent it as well as how…

Winter Months Are Here: Don't Be Blue, Prevent the Flu!

Winter Months Are Here: Don't Be Blue, Prevent the Flu! By: Tessa Gilliland It’s the kick off for National Influenza Vaccination Week! National Influenza Vaccination Week is the first week in December, Dec. 2 – Dec. 8, which opens an…

Facts About Diabetes: We're Not Going to Sugar-Coat It

Facts About Diabetes: We're Not Going to Sugar-Coat It By: Tessa Gilliland November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s a month where communities across the nation gather together to inform the public about diabetes and the impacts…

Shining the Light on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Shining the Light on Breast Cancer Awareness Month By: Angela Easterday, WHNP and Amanda Ruby, WHNP October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are many events nationwide that promote awareness such as walks, runs and lighting…

Suicide Prevention: Facts, Warning Signs, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Suicide Prevention: Facts, Warning Signs, Risk Factors and Treatment Options By: Vikil Girdhar, MD The concept of mental health is fortunately becoming less of a stigma in society and quickly being recognized as a serious condition that…

National Health Center Week: What It Is and Why You Should Care

National Health Center Week: What It Is and Why You Should Care By: Mackenzie Gerl National Health Center Week (NHCW) is fast approaching! But what is this week, what does it entail and why should you care? NHCW is a week dedicated to…

Listen Up Men! June is For You!

Listen Up Men! June is For You! By: Mackenzie Gerl June is Men’s Health Month! I’m sure you’ve seen it at least once on social media over the past 30 days. But what does it mean? Is men’s health any more important than all humans’…

End the Stigma, Mental Health IS Important!

End the Stigma, Mental Health IS Important! By: Vikil Girdhar, MD April showers bring May flowers, and May brings Mental Health Month. So, what exactly is mental health and why is it important? Does mental health influence a person’s physical…

April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month By: Monique C. Harris, MSW, LSW April. A time for spring, a time for new growth. The start of a new season, and National Minority Health Month, which is a time to learn more about the health status…