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In 1995, the Society for Public Health or SOPHE, initiated national health education week.  SOPHE is an organization of health education professionals and students across the world dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors, communities, and environments.  National health education week is celebrated every third week of...

The month of September is recognized nationally as cholesterol education month.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines cholesterol as something that is fat-like that is found naturally in our bodies.  High cholesterol can affect children, adolescents, young adults and older adults.  Cholesterol is...

It can be challenging for many of us to set aside our school or work and solely focus on the other areas of our lives.  We leave class or work and that difficult part of the day pops in our mind, or maybe it is...

Whether you are starting school again or have children starting school, or maybe both, now is the time to start preparing.  This year it can be challenging to know how best to prepare, as school may look different than in previous years.  Maybe you are...

In celebration of immunization awareness month for August, here is a look at what immunizations are, why they are given and their importance. What are immunizations?  Immunization is a process that protects one’s body, or immune system against harmful elements that could enter.  Mostly these include...

Many of us have gone through cultural competency training either at work or in a class.  Many more of us have encountered situations that have increased our knowledge of cultural competency in our everyday lives.  This could have been an encounter with a person or...

What is an EHR? Electronic health records (EHR) are patient health information that is compiled in a digital format.  These are generated by the healthcare provider and can be shared amongst healthcare providers.  Before electronic health records, health care providers utilized paper charts and they consisted...

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA is a law that was passed in 1996 offering protection for patient’s medical information.  It oversees who can view and receive your health information and gives you the right to a copy of your record....

In recognition of November’s health awareness of diabetes, we previously looked at what diabetes is and the different types of diabetes.  Once diagnosed with diabetes there are healthy lifestyle choices one can make to manage symptoms.  There are also certain risk factors, that if you...

The month of November honors Diabetes awareness.  Bringing awareness to others about diabetes helps promote education, prevention and disease management.  According to some statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 30 million people have diabetes and a quarter of those people don’t know...

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