Lymphoma Awareness Month

September is Lymphoma Awareness Month

limeGreenRibbonSeptember is Lymphoma Awareness Month. And it’s a great occasion to spread information about this illness to everyone. Lymphoma is a cancer of lymph cells – a type of blood cell. It is not a very common cancer, but a very important one, because it affects many young people – those who should be living a long and healthy life. The National Cancer Institute in the US estimates that about 63,000 individuals will be diagnosed with and 18,600 will die of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the US in 2007. Another 8,000 individuals will be diagnosed with and 1,000 die of Hodgkin lymphoma this year. Lime green in the awareness color of Lymphoma.

How to Interact and Treat Patients with Dementia

How to Interact and Treat Patients with Dementia Presentation



Richland County EMS presents
Dr. Kim Petersen, MD
on October 9th in Pippin Hall 1
from 7:30 – 8:30pm

Information will be presented on how to interact and treat patients with Dementia.

Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Jeanne at 608-647-6474 by October 1st, 2013.

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

immunizationMonthLogoVaccines (shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and co-workers to get caught up on their shots.

Vaccines (shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and co-workers to get caught up on their shots.

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UV Safety Month

uvSafetyMonthUV Safety Month

The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Yet, some of us don’t consider the necessity of protecting our skin.

It’s just smart to take good care of your skin

The need to protect your skin from the sun has become very clear over the years, supported by several studies linking overexposure to the sun with skin cancer. The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and indoor tanning “sunlamps” can cause many other complications besides skin cancer – such as eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin.
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EMS Week Trivia… Historical Facts

EMS Week Trivia… Historical Facts

It was 45 years ago when President Ford signed the first EMS Week proclamation, designating a time for the nation to celebrate the EMT and paramedic as well as an opportunity to educate the public about the critical role of EMS in the community.  A lot has changed since President Ford first recognized the importance of EMS.  Here is historical data outlining the roots and changes of EMS…

Did you Know…

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National EMS Week 2013 is May 19-25

National EMS Week is May 19-25, 2013

emsWeekThis year’s theme is “EMS: One Mission. One Team.”

Wednesday, May 22 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.

National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”

During National Emergency Medical Services Week, we recognize the tremendous role that EMS practitioners make to improve health in communities across the nation. The around-the-clock dedication to providing emergency care is evident with one statistic: more than 36 million patients were cared for by EMS professionals in 2011 alone.

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National Volunteer Week is April 21-27, 2013

National Volunteer Week is April 21-27, 2013


National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. The week draws the support and endorsement of the president and Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country.

National Volunteer Week is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to share ideas, practices, and stories wherever they happen, and to re-imagine the notion of citizenship for the 21st century.

Multiple Sclerosis Awarness Month

multipleSclerosisMonthLearn About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) was first described by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot in 1868. Yet, after more than 140 years of research into the disease, much remains a mystery. There is no known cause, and as yet, no cure. However, there are treatments that can slow the progress of the disease and manage the symptoms, and new research is expanding our understanding of this unpredictable illness.

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National Wear Red Day – Feb.01.2013

National Wear Red Day – Feb.01.2013


In 2003, the American Heart Association faced a challenge;Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel these myths of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women, the American Heart Association, along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness of this critical issue. Each year, on the first Friday in February, millions of women and men come together to wear red, take action and commit to fighting this deadly disease.

One year later, in 2004, the AHA also created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health as well as band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges women to know their risk for heart disease and use the tools that that Go Red For Women provides to take action to reduce their personal risk. [Read more…]

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

stethoscopeHeartFebruary is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. This month, we are highlighting Million Hearts™, an initiative dedicated to preventing the nation’s leading killers and empowering everyone to make heart-healthy choices.

We can fight back against heart disease and stroke.

Launched in September 2011 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Million Hearts™ is a national initiative that aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017.

Prevention starts with everyone. Protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease and stroke by understanding the risks and taking these steps

  • Drive the initiative by challenging your family and friends to take the Million Hearts™ pledge at
  • Get up and get active by being physically active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
  • Know your ABCS:
    • Ask your doctor if you should take an Aspirin every day.
    • Find out if you have high Blood pressure or Cholesterol, and if you do, get effective treatment.
    • If you Smoke, get help to quit.
  • Make your calories count by eating a heart-healthy diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in sodium and trans fat.
  • Take control of your heart health by following your doctor’s prescription instructions.

Together, we can all be one in a million this Heart Month and every month. To learn more, visit