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CA Area Director's Messages

May 1, 2014

Preparing for ICD-10 implementation

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April 1, 2014
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

During the month of April, take time to recognize and thank substance abuse counselors and mental health workers.

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March 1, 2014
March is National Nutrition Month

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

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February 1, 2014
February - Taking Care of Your Childs Teeth

Your child’s first teeth (baby teeth), called primary teeth, are very important in normal development including; chewing, speaking, and appearance.

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January 1, 2014
January is National Thyroid Awareness Month
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December 1, 2013
December - Antibiotic Resistance: An Increasing Problem Meriting Immediate Attention

Recent estimates from the CDC reveal that “more than two million people are sickened every year with antibiotic-resistant infections, with at least 23,000 dying as a result."

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November 1, 2013
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a difficult condition to control, but with strong relationships between the healthcare professionals and the people living with this disease, it can be done successfully.

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October 1, 2013
October - ICD-10: New Codes One Year Away

On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code set will be replaced by the ICD-10 code set.

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September 1, 2013
September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month


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August 1, 2013
August - West Nile Virus

When people practice safe behaviors, they can help prevent injuries.

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