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CA Area Director's Messages

November 1, 2006
Pneumococcal Awareness

 Pneumococcal disease kills more people in the United States each year than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. Pneumococcal infection causes an estimated 40,000 deaths annually in the US. 

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October 1, 2006
Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season is upon us once again. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. It can be mild or severe, and in some cases, lead to serious complications or even death.

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September 1, 2006
September is National "5 A Day" Month

September brings fall, the start of a new school year and the National "5 A Day" month, which celebrates the benefits of fruits and vegetable consumption. 

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August 1, 2006
August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from the very young children to the elderly. 

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June 1, 2006
National Men's Health Week, June 12-18, 2006

The purpose of Men's Health Week is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. 

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May 1, 2006
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

The theme of the 2006 Campaign from the National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May is Mission Possible: Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure

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April 1, 2006
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol-related illnesses and injuries are responsible for enormous suffering and financial burden to the national economy. 

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March 1, 2006
March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and the theme from the American Dietetic Association is "Step Up to Nutrition and Health."

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February 1, 2006
Women's Heart Disease: February is National Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming the lives of one out of every three women.

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