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Pets

Can My Pet Catch COVID-19?

By now, we all know how easily the COVID-19 virus can spread from person-to-person and just how deadly the ramifications can be, but how does COVID-19 affect our pets? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a small number of pets worldwide are reported to have been infected with the virus after close contact with people who had it. 

Access to Health Care

Dedicated to Expanding Access to Health Care

This week is National Health Care Access Week, a time when we recognize health care workers who are expanding access to care for patients nationwide. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in the United States, there are more than 7,200 primary care health care professional shortage areas (HPSAs), many of which are in rural areas.

Autism

Recognizing National Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Month, a time when we come together to raise awareness of this disorder that affects nearly 1 in 54 children and almost 5.5 million adults in the United States.

Minority Health

This National Minority Health Month, Let’s Be #VaccineReady

April is National Minority Health Month, a time when the nation comes together to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority communities. It is also crucial to address these disparities through education and increased health care access. 

Mental Health

Drugs and Alcohol: Know the Facts

This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. This national awareness week was first started in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) to counteract mistruths that teens learn about drugs and alcohol from the internet, social media, movies and other teens. 

Masks

Choosing the Right Type of Mask

Here we are, nearly one year since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and a lot about our lives has changed. Until the vast majority of our communities are vaccinated, it is strongly recommended to wear a mask (or better still, double mask) and to social distance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued guidance to help you choose the right type of mask that offers maximum protection.

Primary Care

Choosing the Right Primary Care Provider for Your Family

Choosing a primary care provider is one of the most important health decisions you can make to ensure your health. In the United States, nearly 29% of men and 18% of women don’t have a primary care provider, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

Kidney

Chronic Kidney Disease: Know the Symptoms

March is National Kidney Month, when we raise awareness about chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than one in seven adults — or 15% of all United States adults — have CKD. That comes out to roughly 37 million people. 

Staying Healthy

Be Sure to Self-check This Month!

February is National Self-check Month. This awareness month serves as a reminder that we must take charge of our own health to increase our chances of avoiding chronic diseases or other preventable conditions.