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CA Area Director's Messages

December 1, 2010
Wash hands to avoid a cold or the flu

The cold and flu season is upon us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single most important thing we can do to keep from sharing more than we want with others is to wash our hands.

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November 1, 2010
November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness month as sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. In observance of this time and important topic I would like to remind everyone of the outstanding work that is taking place across the nation in Indian Country.

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October 1, 2010
October is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive condition. It is triggered by eating foods containing gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, cookies, and many other foods containing wheat, barley, or rye. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease

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September 1, 2010
Myths & Facts About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a frightening diagnosis that often comes after the cancer has spread. As a result, it's the most deadly of the gynecological cancers.

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August 1, 2010
August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).

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July 1, 2010
Ultraviolet Light (UV) Safety Tips

August is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).

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June 1, 2010
June 6 is National Cancer Survivors Day

June 6 is National Cancer Survivors Day, an annual, worldwide celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries.

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May 1, 2010
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is designated as Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Left untreated, Lyme disease can progress

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April 1, 2010
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. Child abuse is a social and public health problem throughout the United States and in our Indian communities. 

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March 1, 2010
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Backed by Congressional legislation, the Endometriosis Research Center (ERC) is again celebrating March as "Endometriosis Awareness Month" in honor of all those affected by the disease.

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