Health Tips

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. But people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem. Sometimes people—especially young people—struggling with mental health concerns develop habits […]

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April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month—a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America. The theme for 2017, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity. The conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

The theme this year is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” for National Nutrition Month (NNM) and ChesMRC is helping to spread the word! National Nutrition Month is when the Academy of Nutrition and dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves […]

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February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, ChesMRC is proudly participating in American Heart Month.  Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. ChesMRC is having […]

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and ChesMRC wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. HPV is also […]

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December is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

Every December 1, the world observes World AIDS Day. Thirty five years after the first cases were reported, we have more tools than ever before to fight HIV, but there is a narrow window within which we can accelerate progress towards an AIDS-free generation. Countries are working to achieve the UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets, which call […]

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November is American Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. This year, the National Diabetes Education Program’s theme is:   Managing Diabetes – It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It.  This theme highlights the importance of […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

ChesMRC celebrated breast cancer awareness month on October 20, 2016 with our 3rd Annual Think Pink Event. Festivities included a Pink Glove Salsa Dance, presentations by UM Shore Regional Breast Center and Talbot County Health Department and a talk from breast cancer survivor Alice Hubbard. Over 40 women attended the event and learned about the dangers […]

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

From the Prostate Cancer Foundation Website: Prostate Cancer is a story of both great heartbreak and great hope. The heartbreak is that each year more than 29,000 men will die of this disease and that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death of U.S. men. However, if diagnosed early, the five-year survival […]

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Vaccines begin in the womb and continue through adulthood. Pregnant Women: Vaccines are […]

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