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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month is a national public health awareness campaign sponsored by the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). It takes place every April. Alcohol Awareness Month was developed in order to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of one of our nation’s top public health problems: alcoholism.

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February is American Heart Month!

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others.

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Holiday Management of Diabetes

Even when everything goes according to plan, the holidays can be stressful. We get out of our usual sleep and work patterns, we may travel, eat out more, attend parties, have house guests—all of which can disrupt normal routines and, consequently, may disrupt the management of diabetes.

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Hypertension Control Champions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced 15 winners of the 2020 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge. Valley Professionals Community Health Center in Rockville and Bloomindale have joined the ranks of 133 Hypertension Control Champions who have demonstrated success in improving hypertension control among their patients since 2012.

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HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) affects everyone. Raising awareness of HPV and learning more about how it is passed on, prevented and managed, can help to eliminate the virus and reduce the risk of developing certain cancers.

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