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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Caitlin's Story
March is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) awareness month. About 300,000 to 600,000 people are newly affected by DVT each year in the United States. Read about one woman's experience with DVT.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone who is 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2012
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to recognize the special risks HIV/AIDS pose for women and girls, and to raise awareness of the disease's impact on them.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
When you set your clocks forward one hour when Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11, remember to change the batteries in your CO detector. Learn more about preventing CO poisoning.
Protect Your Kidneys: Control Diabetes, Blood Pressure
Most people with kidney disease are not aware of their condition. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor about getting tested for kidney disease. Keep kidneys healthy by controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure.
Stay Healthy and Safe on Spring Break
Going to another country for spring break? Follow these tips to reduce your risk of illness or injury abroad.
Vital Signs: Stop C. difficile Infections
People on antibiotics can get C. difficile, a germ that causes diarrhea serious enough to kill.
We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free
2012 Surgeon General's report details important new information about tobacco use among youth and young adults, the causes, and the solutions. Learn how we can work together to end the tobacco epidemic.
Women's History Month 2012
The 2012 theme for Women's History Month is "Women's Education-Women's Empowerment". Learn about the connection between education and women's health.
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