Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

This annual observance is held each August to spotlight and educate people of all ages on the importance of vaccinations. While some may debate the merits of immunization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that vaccines can help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Vaccines are’t just for children, either.  The CDC…

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH

Did you know that the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States is heart disease?  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the deaths of more than 600,000 Americans—1 in 4—are attributed each year to heart disease. In the United States, the month of February has been designated…