Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month

  January is observed as Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month. Birth defects, as defined by the CDC, are, “…common, costly, and critical conditions that affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year.” It’s estimated that 120,000 babies are born with defects every year, just in

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National Blood Donors Month

January is National Blood Donors Month. This health observance began in 1970, and continues to this day, mostly because the need for blood donors during this month and all of winter is considerable. Throughout January, donations of blood lower significantly, mostly due to inclement weather, holidays, and the increased risk

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New Years Quit Smoking Resolution

  New Years is a time of change with new promises and resolutions. 2019 is right around the corner, and many will have resolutions of starting things, like recycling, making breakfast every Sunday, or becoming more physically fit, while yet others will have ones of quitting things, like staying up

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