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November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 609,360 people die from cancer in the United States each year, and 130,180 of those deaths are from lung cancer. In honor of November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, here are three ways that can help you...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In the U.S. alone, an estimated 287,800 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but there are steps that you should take year-round to fight breast cancer. Yearly mammograms Early detection of breast cancer could...

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National Food Safety Education Month

National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education month—a time to educate people on food safety and handling best practices. Everyone has to eat, and cooking at home saves money and can be better for your long-term health. That being said—many Americans are unaware of basic...

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Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

This month is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. One in four children experience problems with their vision, and an average of 3% of children will go blind or become visually impaired before 18 years old. This month, we have compiled a list of ways you can keep...

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UV Safety Month- Protect Your Skin

UV Safety Month- Protect Your Skin

July is here, and that means summer fun has begun. Whether you are vacationing or enjoying time at the lake, avoiding high exposure to Ultraviolet rays is essential. In honor of July being UV Safety Month, here are a few ways to protect yourself against UV rays....

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Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness Month

For most men, going to the doctor is not a common practice. As a result, many men do not begin prioritizing their health until later in life. In honor of June being Men’s Health Awareness Month, here is a list of ways to stay physically and mentally healthy. Exercise...

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Women’s Health Awareness Month – Prioritize Your Health

Women’s Health Awareness Month – Prioritize Your Health

This month is dedicated to encouraging women to make their health and well-being a priority. Even if you do not feel sick, you should prioritize scheduling screenings with your doctor.  In honor of Women’s Health Awareness Month, we made a list of medical screenings...

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National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month—a time to help educate people on the signs and symptoms of autism. The Centers for Disease Control defines autism as “a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.” Also...

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Healthy Practices to Help Prevent Digestive Tract Disease

Healthy Practices to Help Prevent Digestive Tract Disease

March brings awareness of the need to take new paths that prevent digestive tract disease and promote digestive health, especially the colon, also known as the large intestine. The colon plays a vital role in processing the food you eat. It is the final part of the...

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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and It is never too late to start living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Just a few practical steps can make it easier. Increase your physical activity to twenty-two minutes a day. Physical activity contributes to improved blood pressure,...

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. This month we strive to bring awareness to glaucoma and encourage people to seek early diagnosis and treatment. Glaucoma is an eye disease that often causes loss of vision and even blindness. Glaucoma often presents itself...

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Health Prevention for the Holidays

Health Prevention for the Holidays

When you think of the holidays you probably picture yummy treats and fun holiday festivities with friends and family. While those are great Christmas pastimes, it is also important to focus on your health this holiday season. December is somewhat of a reflective...

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National COPD Awareness Month

National COPD Awareness Month

November is National COPD Awareness Month, a time dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the respiratory disease. COPD stands for “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” This illness obstructs the airway and makes it difficult for those who have it to...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The pink ribbons worn by individuals, organizations, and businesses during October is a way to continue to bring awareness to this disease and those who have fought, continue to fight, and to remember those we’ve lost because...

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National Healthy Aging Month

National Healthy Aging Month

September is National Healthy Aging Month, a month set aside to highlight and observe the many topics that go along with getting older and aging healthfully. Many health care providers across the country like to use this month to discuss a variety of topics to help...

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National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a month dedicated to spreading information about the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. August is a great time to talk about vaccinations. Parents are enrolling their children in school, older students...

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month and we want to shed some light on this disease that affects more than 300,000 children in America. Arthritis is commonly thought of as an “old” person disease, but in the last several decades juvenile cases have grown...

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Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. The Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients sponsors this month each year to raise awareness about migraines and other headache diseases. 40 million people in the United States suffer from migraines and headaches. 1...

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June is Men’s Health Month  – Get Involved.

June is Men’s Health Month – Get Involved.

This month is entirely dedicated to raising awareness about Men’s health and issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys. Men’s Health Month includes two other observances “Men’s Health Week” and “#showusyourblue day” where people are encouraged to wear...

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April Is Stress Awareness Month

April Is Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress Awareness Month focuses on increasing public awareness of stress. The month usually includes discussing common causes and effects of stress as well as relevant coping mechanisms. Everyone has been a victim of stress no matter...

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National Kidney Month

National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month. 1 in 3 Americans are at risk for developing kidney disease and more than 37 million already suffer from the disease. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney disease, you are at a higher risk for kidney...

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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and during the month of February we want to bring awareness to all Americans, especially those in our Rutherford County community about heart disease. American heart month is meant to motivate everyone to adopt healthy lifestyles to...

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Men’s Health

Men’s Health

The average life expectancy for men is six years less than women. Below are a few issues that men are diagnosed with or die from each year. Together, we can raise awareness on these men’s health issues and prevent men from passing away prematurely. Mental Health and...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is diabetes awareness month — did you know there are over 30 million people in the United states that have diabetes? Of those suffering with diabetes, 1 in 4 haven’t even been diagnosed! Diabetes that has been left untreated is one of the leading causes of...

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Did you know that kids can get arthritis too? It’s not just a disorder in the elderly, hundreds of thousands of kids are suffering from this disease today. That is why we wear blue in July, it’s juvenile arthritis awareness month, a month dedicated to increase...

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Things to Know About Scoliosis

Things to Know About Scoliosis

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about scoliosis while also uniting scoliosis patients, their families, and doctors. Scoliosis is the most common deformity of the spine. It is characterized by an abnormal curvature over 10 degrees,...

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5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

February is American Heart Month, and we are here to help you live your healthiest life! So here are 5 things you should do every day to help your heart stay healthy: 1. Eat Healthy Fats, NOT trans fats. Our bodies need fat to function, but it’s important to eat the...

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Simple Health Tips for the New Year

Simple Health Tips for the New Year

Many of us want to live healthier lives. But New Year’s resolutions can seem daunting and unattainable. So if you want to live healthier this year, here are five simple things you can do to make healthier decisions throughout this New Year.  Cut out soda. Even...

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Do I Have the Flu or Is It Just a Cold?

Do I Have the Flu or Is It Just a Cold?

By Troy Frink at Medicare Plan Finder Influenza (the flu) and the common cold are both upper respiratory infections that can pop up any time throughout the year but they’re usually the most prevalent in the colder months. Respiratory illnesses are infections of the...

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How Your Mood Affects Your Health

How Your Mood Affects Your Health

By Troy Frink at MedicarePlanFinder.com Did you know your mood can have a huge impact on your health? According to Time Magazine, people who are happier tend to be healthier. Evidence shows that your attitude can have “meaningful, … measurable effects” on your...

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How to Prevent Falls in Your Home

How to Prevent Falls in Your Home

How to Prevent Falls in Your Home According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 60 percent of falls happen at home. It makes sense: that’s where we spend most of our time. However, it can be easy to forget about personal safety. As we age or...

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Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month! As we age, our bodies need more intentional care to keep them working as they should. Here are some tips to help your body age well! Stay active. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy both physically and mentally....

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8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By Troy Frink at MedicarePlanFinder.com Your relationship with your doctor is one of the most important ones you can have. You should be asking questions about your overall health, how to prevent disease, and how to stay healthy.  However, some people may find that...

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Back To School Health Checklist

Back To School Health Checklist

Summer has been fun, but now that school is back in session, it’s time to get everyone back into a routine and make sure everyone has a happy, healthy school year. Here are some tips to make sure everyone in your family makes a healthy transition back to school! Tidy...

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Sun Safety Tips

Sun Safety Tips

The summer sun may feel good, but it can cause damage to your skin if you’re not careful! The damaging effects of the sun won’t appear right away, but they can cause age spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer.  Over time, the UV rays from the sun harm the elastin...

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Diabetes Care and Management

Diabetes Care and Management

By: Troy Frink at MedicarePlanFinder.com Diabetes and prediabetes affect more than 100 million Americans. The risk of developing diabetes depends on several different factors, so it’s important to understand how diabetes develops and how you can prevent it. Diabetes...

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Take Advantage of Preventive Services

Take Advantage of Preventive Services

By: Troy Frink at MedicarePlanFinder.com. Many people don’t think twice about going to the doctor when they’re sick, but hesitate to go to the doctor for wellness visits. Many insurance companies cover preventive care services that can detect chronic diseases before...

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What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

By: Troy Frink April is Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month! Parkinson’s has been brought to mainstream attention with famous cases such as Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox, but how much do you know about the disease itself? Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous...

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World Cancer Day: What is Cancer?

World Cancer Day: What is Cancer?

As of January 1, 2016, an estimated 15.5 million people with a history of cancer are living in the United States. February 4 is World Cancer Day. Cancer has affected almost every family in the country in some way, but many people do not understand exactly what cancer...

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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

By: Kelsey Davis According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four deaths in the United States are a result of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The good news is that it can be prevented with...

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

An estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and about one-third of these will die as a result of the cancer. However, cervical cancer is preventable and treatable with screening and follow-up treatment! January was named Cervical Health...

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Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

By: Kelsey Davis According to the American Thyroid Association, 20 million Americans will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime. Plus, it is estimated that 60% of those with a thyroid condition are unaware they even have a medical issue. It is important to...

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Importance of Flu Shots

Importance of Flu Shots

By: Kelsey Davis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, there are over 31.4 million outpatient doctor visits due to the flu virus in the United States. They recommend annual flu shots for anyone 6 months or older. A flu shot...

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Why Should I Wash My Hands?

Why Should I Wash My Hands?

This week is National Handwashing Awareness Week. We have all been told from an early age that washing our hands was a good idea...but do you know why? It turns out that, aside from your mother’s nagging, there is actually real science to back up handwashing. Bodily...

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