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Worldwide Food Service Week

December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month. Did you know more than 200 diseases are spread through food alone? One in ten people become sick every year from eating contaminated food, and 420,000 people are killed from these illnesses every year. These types of illnesses can cause long-term health problems…...

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Handwashing Awareness Week

National Hand washing Awareness Week is observed on December 5th-11th every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 infections, including the flu. Personal hygiene begins and ends with our hands. Hand washing is one…...

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1. This is a chance for people all over the world to come together in the battle against HIV, to support those who are living with HIV, and to remember those who have passed away from an AIDS-related illness. The first ever…...

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Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is recognized as Epilepsy Awareness Month.  It’s estimated that four in every 100 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Although 3.4 million people and their families are currently affected by epilepsy in the United States, there is still much that is misunderstood about this brain disorder. People with epilepsy…...

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

For the month of November people around the country come together to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease. Did you know, there are over 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging and the disease gets progressively worse as time goes on. Here…...

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This month highlights the need for more research to be conducted while cultivating a better understanding of the disease.  Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and is also known as the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. Each…...

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Respiratory Care Week

The field of medicine known as respiratory care focuses on the promotion of ideal cardiopulmonary function, health, and wellness. Respiratory therapists identify, treat, and combat conditions that damage the lungs.  Our lungs are the doorway that can help us lead a healthy life. Which is why the importance of taking…...

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International Infection Prevention Month

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) reminds us that while our industry was turned upside down and continues to be challenged by COVID-19, basic practices to prevent procedure- and surgical site-related infections remain critical to protecting patients and maintaining the reputation of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) as providers of safe, high-quality…...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to be observant of our loved ones who may have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  According to https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts , here are some important facts about breast cancer: This year, an estimated 43,550 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S., and…...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Did you know that roughly 1 in 5 American adults suffers from a mental illness? A study of over 90,000 people worldwide found that the stigma of mental illness is one of the top reasons that people don’t receive care. This statistic only keeps growing steadily at an alarming rate.…...

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