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May is Stroke Awareness Month Posted on May 9

May is Stroke Awareness Month

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services indicates stroke as the third leading cause of death in the United States. National Stroke Awareness Month, initiated by former President George Bush in 1989, is designed to encourage awareness of stroke, its warning signs and tips   …Continue Reading May is Stroke Awareness Month

3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month Posted on May 7

3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride,” U.S. President John F. Kennedy once said.  This month, experience the joy he experienced by hitting the road during National Bike Month. Bicycling is not only a fun leisure activity, it is also an excellent   …Continue Reading 3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month

National Nurses Week – May 6-12 Posted on May 2

National Nurses Week – May 6-12

The American Nurses Association (ANA) describes nursing as “an art and a science;” it takes a unique blend of dedication, compassion, and understanding to comfort the sick and make people feel good when they’re ill or in pain. Anyone who’s spent time in the hospital   …Continue Reading National Nurses Week – May 6-12

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April Posted on Apr 8

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

In addition to Child Abuse Prevention Month, April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent   …Continue Reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 15

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week

Do you know what poisonous substances are lurking in your home? Are household cleaners and prescription drugs out of reach of children? Take some time during National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2013, to take an assessment of your home and protect your family against   …Continue Reading March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week