What is Cancer Prevention?

What is Cancer Prevention? Cancer prevention refers to any action that an individual takes to lower their chances of getting cancer. Beyond the physical problems and emotional distress that cancer causes patients, the high costs of care associated with cancer are also a burden to patients, their families and the public.  By preventing cancer and […]

What is Cancer?

What is Cancer? Cancer is the name that scientists have given to a collection of related diseases that are characterized by the abnormal and continuous growth of cells.  Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body, affecting any age group and typically presents as solid tumors (masses of tissue) with the exception of cancers […]

Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation Tobacco use can lead to tobacco dependence and other serious health problems. In fact, tobacco use is identified as the leading cause of premature and preventable death in the U.S.  Avoiding all tobacco use (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs) as well as reducing exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to significant reductions […]

COVID Additional Reading

COVID Additional Reading COVID information is constantly being updated as new things are learned by public health officials about the virus. Here are some of the sources we used to compile the information on this site. Please also reference the CDC for the most current information. https://gerontology.wikia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_people_with_COVID-19  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html  https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-practicing-wellness-while-you-stay-at-home  https://www.acog.org/career-support/wellness/wellness-in-the-time-of-covid-19  https://www.center4healthandsdc.org/covid-19-wellness-resources.html  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm   […]

COVID-19 and Wellness

COVID-19 and Wellness The current COVID-19 pandemic has without a doubt had a major effect on our lives with many individuals reporting that they are facing challenges that have been stressful, overwhelming and have at times caused strong emotions.    While we know that such public health actions as social distancing and staying away from […]

COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Should Know

COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Should Know There is much conversation going around lately about the COVID-19 vaccines. In this section, we provide information on what you should know about the vaccines as well as CDC answers to frequently asked questions about vaccinations.  As of today, more than 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the […]

Differences between Influenza (flu) and COVID-19

Differences between Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 Early in the pandemic, there was some confusion as to whether people should worry about COVID-19 as it was being compared to the flu. We now know that while the flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, they are caused by two different viruses.   COVID-19 is caused by […]

What is COVID-19?​

What is COVID-19? What is COVID-19 and who is at risk?  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that had not previously been seen in humans. Because it is a new virus, we are learning more about it each day and making modifications as we go.   What we do […]