Posts by scphn

National Suicide Prevention Week

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September 10th-16th is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, and the number of suicides has been steadily increasing since 2000. In 2016, there were more than twice as many suicides as…
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National Diabetes Awareness Month

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There are few diseases that affect as many Americans as diabetes. In fact, 1 in 11 Americans has diabetes, but 25% of those with diabetes don’t know they have it. During National Diabetes Month, the nation comes together to spread…
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World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week World Breastfeeding Week is August 1st to August 7th, 2018. This week promotes the universal benefits of breastfeeding and encourages mothers to feed their children breastmilk and connect with resources to support their breastfeeding efforts. Visit the…
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National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations, also knows as vaccines or shots, are one of the greatest public health successes of the 20th century. Vaccines give parents the power to protect their children from serious diseases. One of the…
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National Night Out 2018

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National Night Out is “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a…
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Avoiding Tick Bites

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Tick season starts in April and goes through the summer until September. Right when the weather warms and it’s easier to be active outside, the risk of tick bites is the highest. These parasites can carry serious diseases like Lyme…
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Fireworks Safety

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Although it is legal for adults over the age of 21 to purchase and possess fireworks in New Hampshire, fireworks can still be dangerous. The safest way to enjoy fireworks this 4th of July is to attend a professional display.…
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Understanding obesity’s impact on our health

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The holiday season is officially under way and with that comes much entertaining, rich food and, sometimes, overeating. Everyone wants to celebrate, but moderation should be the watchword. Today, more than two thirds or 68.8 percent of Americans are overweight…
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