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National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

By Carrie Hendrix, Director of Social Services February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, an observance created to help break the cycle of violence in teenagers. .According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adolescents will experience some form of abuse in an intimate relationship before they …

Brushing Up on your Children’s Dental Health

By Dr. Amar Trivedi, Director of Dental Services February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Created by the American Dental Association (ADA), the event brings awareness to the importance of dental hygiene and oral health for children. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children and impacts even more kids than asthma. According …

February and Women’s Heart Health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Updated: Feb. 5, 2021 February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is often thought of as a man’s disease, yet heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for women in the United States and accounts for one in three female deaths every year. Fortunately, education and prevention …

Tracking your child’s development: What does it all mean?

By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director of Pediatrics From the moment your baby is born, you are closely watching him or her for every possible milestone. Is my son the right weight for his age? Why is my daughter’s head so big? Many parents can’t help but compare their little one’s growth and progress to …

Reducing the Risk for HPV Infection

By Dr. Lindsey Vasquez, Associate Medical Director—OB/GYN The Human papillomavirus virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly all men and women will get HPV at some point in their lives.  Most HPV infections go away by themselves within …

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Rachel Robinson, Medical Director OB/GYN Every year in the United States, 13,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Before the end of 2021, more than 4,200 will have died from the disease. January is designated Cervical Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about the role regular screenings play in cervical health. Cervical cancer …

Observing World Diabetes Day during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Rita Zapien, MS RD LD CDCES November 14th marks World Diabetes Day (WDD), an event created to spread awareness about this all-too-common health condition. This year’s observance comes in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which poses new challenges for those living with the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and …

National Pharmacy Week: The Role Pharmacists Play in Patient Health Care

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate This week marks National Pharmacy Week, a time set aside to acknowledge the contributions pharmacists make in caring for patients. Pharmacists are a valuable resource in patient care. Beyond filling prescriptions, they help patients adhere to their medications, assist with questions and concerns, as well as provide immunizations. Legacy pharmacists …

Intimate Partner Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kristy Miller, LCSW-S, Clinic Social Worker Manager We have all heard the statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States will experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within their lifetime. However, when natural disasters, crises, epidemics, and now pandemics increase the very factors that lead to IPV, what does …

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate The power of pink is everywhere this October as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This yearly event is more than just a way to raise funds for breast cancer research. It helps to increase awareness for the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Every year in the …