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Spreading Awareness for Radon Action Month

Spreading Awareness for Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking. Homeowners in Middle Tennessee are encouraged to have their homes tested for radon levels for the health and safety of their family and loved ones. Radon is an odorless...

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Holiday Safety Awareness Month

Holiday Safety Awareness Month

December is Holiday Safety Awareness Month. The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, but because of all the hustle and bustle, it is important to be cognizant of your health and safety. Below are a few tips for maintaining health and safety during the holidays...

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Skin Health Month: November 2023

Skin Health Month: November 2023

November is upon us, and as the leaves change hues and the air takes on a crisp feel, it's time to shift our focus to another important change – our skin's health. Skin Health Month is a month dedicated to understanding and raising awareness about the significance of...

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Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month. In this blog post, we highlight the importance of investing in long-term health. As people see a steady increase in life expectancy, health and wellness have become even more critical to age with vitality and grace.  In modern times,...

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

More than one million people around the world die from hepatitis each year. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is usually caused by a viral infection. While hepatitis is most commonly caused by infection(s), it can also be caused by heavy drug and alcohol...

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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Over 6 million Americans and over 55 million people around the globe suffer from this disease. This brain...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

When it comes to the month of May, there are many things going on. Graduations begin, the seasons start to change, and weddings are just around the corner. Most importantly, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. On top of a busy life, people must face the challenges...

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World Autism Month

World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month. This month is dedicated to educating and providing resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of Autism so those affected can receive needed care as soon as possible.  According to the...

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

Nutrition is one of the building blocks of good health. Good nutrition and a balanced diet can make you feel your best and can even help prevent certain ailments. The best time to start eating a balanced diet is now; a few small changes can put you on track to living...

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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness for heart healthy practices as well as heart disease and stroke prevention. A balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding tobacco products are three basic ways to help prevent cardiovascular disease.  ...

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month is observed in January. Cervical cancer used to be a leading cause of death for women in the United States, but proper screenings and vaccinations helped reduce the deaths. Cervical cancer is preventable when the proper steps are taken,...

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Safety Flu Tips During Flu Season

Safety Flu Tips During Flu Season

Winter is officially here, and unfortunately, so is flu season. The winter months are the perfect time for sickness such as the flu to spread throughout your family. Here are some simple ways to help you prevent sickness: Wash Your Hands Washing your hands may seem...

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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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Blood Donor Month

Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month. Blood Donor Month recognizes the contributions of blood and platelet donors and the goal is to encourage more people to donate. About 38% of United States citizens are eligible to donate blood, but less than 10% actually do....

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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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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our main goal all month long is to spread awareness about breast health…teaching others about breast cancer facts, early detection, common warning signs and more! BREAST CANCER FACTS: Early Detection is KEY – because you...

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September is PCOS Awareness Month.

Here are 5 facts you should know about this disease Couples struggling with infertility make up one in eight of the couples in the population. There are many different diagnoses that a person struggling with infertility can have and many couples have more than one....

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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...

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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...

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