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. Cancer has affected almost every family in the country in some way, but many people do not understand exactly what cancer is, what causes it, and how it...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....