Protect Yourself During This National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is an annual observance in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there's still time to get vaccinated against flu.

When was the last time you had the flu? For many Americans, the answer to this question may be a head scratch or a shoulder shrug. You may not remember the last time you were sick with the flu virus because it has been in relative hiding recently. The protective measures that have been in place against COVID-19 over the … Read More

American Diabetes Month — Why Diabetes Research Is Important 

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy.

Diabetes is a health condition that can have far-ranging impacts on your health, affecting the way that you move, the way that you think, the way that you feel in your own skin, and the way that you perceive your environment. Diabetes is also highly prevalent, with 1 in 10 adults in the United States experiencing the condition and 1 … Read More

GERD Awareness

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus).

You may be aware that acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can cause painful heartburn and other symptoms. However, you may not understand the true toll of living with GERD. Struggling with acid reflux disease can rob you of your enjoyment of food and of the ability to reap the social benefits that come with sharing a … Read More

Reasons to Get the HPV Vaccine

HPV vaccination helps protect against cancers caused by HPV infection.

Many routinely recommended childhood vaccines have been around for decades, so parents are familiar with the conditions they protect against. However, one of the more recent vaccinations that healthcare experts have championed is the HPV (Human papillomavirus) series. The HPV vaccine, first introduced in 2006, is recommended for preteens (ages 9 to 11). An HPV infection is typically transmitted sexually, … Read More