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Archive for January, 2017

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

What are Birth Defects? Birth defects are abnormal conditions that happen before or at the time of birth. Some are mild–like an extra finger or toe. Some are very serious–like a heart defect. They can cause physical, mental, or medical problems. Some, like Down syndrome or sickle cell anemia, are caused by genetic factors. Others… read more


CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer occurs… read more


GLAUCOMA SIGHT-STEALING DISEASE

January is “Glaucoma Awareness Month” and an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. What is Glaucoma?  Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve – the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers, like an electric… read more


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