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National Employee Health and Fitness Day

Guest writer from Alyssa K., Fairbanks staff: National Employee Health and Fitness Day is observed on the third Wednesday of May in the U.S. It was originally established to raise awareness of the health benefits of physical activity among employees through company-sponsored health promotion activities. Regular physical activity is so important for every person—even beyond…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This is an annual event that celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian/Pacific Islander encompasses1: Asia Pacific Islands of Melanesia Micronesia Polynesia Like the Black History Month Post, this post will touch on housing, smoking, and secondhand smoke, but among the Asian…

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National Pulmonary Rehab Week

  (An internal update decided it wanted to save the an older version of this webpage.) March 12-18th marks National Pulmonary Rehab Week. It highlights the importance of pulmonary rehab programs to people’s lung health. What is Pulmonary Rehab?1 These programs help those living with lung disease Improve lung function Reduce symptom severity Improve quality…

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Take Down Tobacco Day

(An internal update decided it wanted to save the an older version of this webpage.) March 31st marks the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Take Down Tobacco Day. The theme for 2023 revolves around the tobacco industry being jokers who gamble with people’s lives. It highlights marketing efforts from the tobacco industry that may be deceiving….

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Save Your Vision Month

(An internal update decided it wanted to save the an older version of this webpage.) March represents Save Your Vision Month. Save Your Vision Month is lead by the American Optometric Association. It raises awareness on how optometrists are important providers for eye health. They are also an important part of a person’s preventive healthcare…

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National Cancer Prevention Month

(An internal update decided it wanted to save the an older version of this webpage.) February is Cancer Prevention Month. While there’s multiple things that can cause cancer, this post will highlight smoking’s impact on the disease. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Tobacco and Cancer | CDC) What is Cancer?1 Cancer is a…

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Heart Health Month

(An internal update decided it wanted to save the an older version of this page). February is Heart Health Month. Smoking can negatively impact your heart health. So we’re going to talk a little bit about it here. Did you know that when you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen and then deliver oxygen to…

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The last April awareness month we’ll be highlighting is Oral Cancer Month. Tobacco (smoked and smokeless) use is one factor that increases the chance that someone develops oral cancer. We haven’t talked much about smokeless tobacco. So, this post will highlight its impacts. Smokeless Tobacco Basics Smokeless tobacco is a noncombustible and is usually placed…

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