National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. August is an ideal time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on vaccines before heading back to school and to plan ahead to receive flu vaccine.Getting vaccinated is an easy way to stay healthy all year round. During the month of August, take the time to make sure that you and your loved ones have received all of the vaccinations you need. By making sure your vaccinations are up to date, you can help prevent harmful diseases from affecting you and your family. People of all ages need vaccines Getting vaccinated is important for people of all ages. Here’s some information about vaccines that people…
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8 Fun Facts About Seniors

8 Fun Facts About Seniors

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8 Fun Facts about Seniors in America By Amy Trenton Many younger generations do not realize that aging has many benefits and is not something to be feared. In fact, to showcase the fun and unique benefits of becoming a senior citizen, I’ve created a list of 8 fun facts about seniors in America. 1.     Senior Citizens are the Fastest-Growing Demographic on Facebook One may think that college students are the fastest growing user demographic in the Facebook world, but you may be surprised to find out that it is senior citizens instead. Research studies done by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 53% of Americans who are the ages of 65 or older are online and 34% of those numbers are on Facebook and similar social sites.…
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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Typically, There Are No Early Warning Signs What makes glaucoma so frightening is that it often becomes a sudden problem. Most people don’t notice any of the warning signs or symptoms; however, with regular eye exams we can check the pressure of your eye and monitor your risk. Who’s Most At Risk For Glaucoma? Though certain factors put you at higher risk, it’s important for everyone to understand the risk factors. For example, glaucoma usually affects people in their middle age—and the elderly—but it can, and does, affect people…
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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: Watch your weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Get active and eat healthy. Visit the American Heart Association's website for additional information on healthy lifestyle changes and local events.
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