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Move Over Movember: November is also National Diabetes Month

We're about done with November, and you know what that means! No, not eating turkey and the end of Movember facial hair-okay, not JUST eating turkey and the end of bad facial hair-but it's also the close of American Diabetes Month. This month is filled with events aimed at raising awareness and funds to help find a cure for this disease; however, diabetes still does not get nearly the amount of exposure that it deserves. One in every 12 people across the globe has either type-1 or typ… [Read More]

Movember Proves to be Epitome of Successful Health Communications Campaign

It's that time of year when men all over the world decide that they would look really good with a moustache. Yes, it's Movember, and even if you hate the fact that the man in your life is sporting a moustache take heart in knowing that it truly is for a good cause. The Movember campaign is sponsored by the Movember Foundation, which "is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men's health." The campaign began in 2003 in Australia to raise awareness of prosta… [Read More]

Help Your Eyes With the 20-20-20 Rule

If you stare at a screen all day, you're going to go blind. Okay, well maybe that isn't true, but you are likely to experience eye strain from spending most of your day looking into a computer screen. There are a lot of different ways to help prevent this. Recently, I learned about the 20-20-20 rule. This will remind you to take regular breaks and relax your tired eyes. The 20-20-20 rule recommends that you should give your eyes a break every 20 minutes by looking at something that … [Read More]


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