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CA Area Director's Messages

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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February 1, 2010
February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February is designated as National Children's Dental Health Month. The most pressing dental health issue facing our children is dental decay.

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January 1, 2010
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is in the back of the eye, and carries information from the eye to the brain. If it is damaged, you can lose your vision. 

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December 1, 2009
World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009

December 1, 2009 is World AIDS day, marking its 20th anniversary. The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programs for AIDS Prevention.

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November 1, 2009
Managing Diabetes: It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It

December 1, 2009 is World AIDS day, marking its 20th anniversary. The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programs for AIDS Prevention.

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October 1, 2009
Improving Health Care with Technology

As the national debate on health care reform moves forward, there is almost universal agreement on one aspect: technology will be central to improving health care. 

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