Health Tips

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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July is Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

July is Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month. What does that mean? Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year.  Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions.  Some are burned; others are injured in accidents […]

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June is Men’s Health Month

Focus on getting the men in your life healthy this June! Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, ChesMRC will join NAMI and participants across the country bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. […]

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April is National Minority Health Month

The theme for 2016 is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation”. We invite all across the nation to join with ChesMRC and HHS Office of Minority Health to raise awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and how we are working together to accelerate health equity. Commemorated every year, National […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center would like to invite you to join us in the “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right”. The National Nutrition Month theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can […]

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February is also American Heart Month

February is National Heart Month..Do you know if you are at risk for for cardiovascular disease? Check these risk factors….. 1. Age -Most deaths from heart disease are in people over age 65 2. Sex- Men have greater risk of heart attack than women (However , heart disease is #1 killer of women) 3.Heredity- A family […]

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Sipping, Snacking and Tooth Decay Many parents across the country will issue a common refrain at dinnertime tonight: ―You’d better eat that–it’s good for you! There’s another old favorite in the parental arsenal of dietary admonitions: ―Don’t eat that—it’ll rot your teeth!‖ Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food […]

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over the age of 30. According to the CDC each year approximately 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they […]

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