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January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer remains one of the leading causes of death among women around the world, because in many countries, screening tests, such as the Pap smear, are simply not available or easily accessible. Thanks to better technology and increased awareness and access, cervical cancer is fairly uncommon in North America. However, it is important that we continue to educate and inform women about the importance of screenings for cervical cancer (and other sexually transmitted infections) an… [Read More]

This Resolution Could Save a Life: Add Blood Donation to Your To-do List this Month

Every January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month, which recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. Every year, blood donation centers collect 15.7 million donations from about 9 million people. However, although it is estimated that approximately 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, less than 10 percent of those eligible actually donate each year. Blood donation appointments can be made by downloading the … [Read More]

When Health Communication Has a Conscience, We All Learn Something

We are 5 days into 2016. 2016, which means we're now in the second half of the decade. But we're still tied to a different decade--the decade when HIV and AIDS first dominated the news with fears about contraction and death from this terrifying new disease. It was the 1980s, and we didn't know what we know now. We didn't know that new treatment options would mean that people would be able to live long and relatively healthy lives with HIV. We didn't know how perfectly safe it is to hug … [Read More]


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