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February is American Heart Month

American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is a great way to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved.  Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. That number is… read more


Hearing Tests

What is a hearing test? A hearing test is called an audiometric examination; it is not a screening. Rather the goal of this test is to check the ear canal for any physical problems, and determine if you have any hearing loss, the cause of that loss, if any, the degree and configuration of the… read more


February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month  from the American Academy of Ophthalmology Learn the causes, treatment and low vision aids available to improve quality of life.  What is Low Vision? Low vision is a loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks difficult. A person with low vision may find it difficult or impossible to accomplish… read more


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


WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS?

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that most often affects middle-age to elderly people. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time causing pain and stiffness in joints. Osteoarthritis is a disease of the entire joint, involving the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments,… read more


DECEMBER IS TOY SAFETY MONTH

Safe Toy and Celebration Month With the excitement of shopping and picking out those special toys for Christmas, remember safety first and protecting your child. Before you make these purchases, here are some things to remember: • Read ALL warnings and instructions on toys. • Inspect all toys before purchasing. Avoid those that shoot or… read more


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