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What is diabetes? Jan 23rd, 2023

Insulin is a hormone that helps cells absorb sugar.  There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, which typically develops in childhood, and Type 2 diabetes, which is the more common form and usually develops in adulthood. Symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst and urination, fatigue, blurred vision,...

Obesity and its associated complications Jan 6th, 2023

Obesity is a major public health problem that has been increasing in prevalence in many countries around the world. It is a complex disease that is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, cultural, and behavioral factors. The complications of obesity are numerous and can affect various systems in the...

National Handwashing awareness week Dec 16th, 2022

   This week is National handwashing week! As many know, asthe cold weather approaches it can be hard to stay away from allthe viruses going around. From coughing to congestion, there aremany germs that can spread quickly. One simple and easy way to keep clean from the germs and viruses...

Pulmonary Hypertension Month Nov 29th, 2022

Arteries in the lungs of people with PH can become damaged, narrowed or stiff. It can also be putting pressure on the right side of the heart and causing it to work extra hard to push blood through those arteries. This in turn can cause right heart failure and death.PH...

National Diabetes Month Nov 3rd, 2022

     November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities acrossthe country team up to bring attention to diabetes. This blue circle is theuniversal symbol for diabetes, it was introduced in 2006 to give diabetes acommon identity for people to recognize. There are dierent types of diabetesand dierent causes...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 25th, 2022

   October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this month became nationally recognized in 1985, initially the aim was to increase the detection of breast cancer by encouraging women to have mammograms. Since then, over the years, campaigns to educate the public about the disease have continued to grow and...

National Cholesterol Education Month Oct 4th, 2022

     Heart Disease is the number one leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the CDC. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, causing heart attack and stroke. High Cholesterol can be caused by unhealthy eating habits such as eating bad...