Monthly Focus

February is Healthy Heart Month

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killers in the United States but early recognition and preventive intervention can be lifesaving for millions. The observance of American Heart Month was proclamed in 2004 because of the unacceptable level of morbidity and the immense toll on human lilfe. 


January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

What Is It?

Glaucoma is a major cause of preventable blindness which affects all age groups from infants to seniors. The incidence is greatest among the African-American and Hispanic populations and it is a leading cause of blindness. 


December is AIDS Awareness Month

AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is now pandemic- widespread geographically- and since the 1970s has killed more than 21.8 million people.


November is American Diabetes Month

We are acutely aware of the personal and economic toll diabetes has on our population. The direct cost to employees and employers as well as indirect costs have become staggering. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the U.S. spends $116 billion each year for medical costs and an additional $58 billion for disability benefits, work loss and premature mortality. We need to take charge and stop diabetes in its tracks!


October is Health Literacy Month

Health literacy, the ability to obtain, understand, and apply health information in an appropriate fashion is imperative. The lack of informed consumers not only affect  our personal well-being but it affects the “health“ of our nation in a variety of sectors including  economics, morbidity and mortality, ethics, and liability.


December is AIDS Awareness Month

AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is now pandemic- widespread geographically- and since the 1970s has killed more than 21.8 million people.


In 2000, approximately 3 million people died of AIDS and in 2006, 5.3 million people became newly infected with HIV. The total number of cases is expected to reach 47 million by 2010.

AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it attacks the immune system, and is spread by:

  • Sexual contact with infected persons
  • Needle sharing
  • Blood transfusions with infected blood
  • Transmission to newborns by infected mothers before, during and after birth

Transmission of HIV through the most common route- sexual contact and sharing of needles- is almost completely preventable. Please join in the campaign to prevent the spread of AIDS by encouraging sexual abstinence, condom use and appropriate HIV testing as necessary. Early diagnosis is important because it may help infected people live longer, be healthier, and be less likely to transmit HIV to other people.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization led a successful ‘One Million Tests/World Aids Day  2008’ and beginning December 1, 2009 is spearheading the ‘Testing Millions’ campaign. This effort is being conducting with hundreds of global partners from 52 countries around the world.


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