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In December 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment. These six areas are: 1. Use of inhaled steroids when needed for recurring wheezing and persistent asthma 2. Read More
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Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix. It occurs mostly in women over 30 years old. The main cause of cervical cancer is infection with certain types of the human papilloma virus (HPV). Other causes or risk factors include: o Read More
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There are currently 3 million people in the United States living with glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Having diabetes doubles your odds of developing glaucoma. Protect your eyes and follow the following steps to spread awareness. Read More
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COVID-19 has proven to disproportionately affect racial and ethnic populations. Black and Hispanic individuals are about four times more likely to be hospitalized and nearly three times more likely to die from COVID-19. Systemic racism and social determinants of health Read More
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The first week of December is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Influenza is a contagious virus that can come with serious complications particularly for those who have conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, and heart disease. It is estimated that 31% Read More
Connections IN Health's asthma education for the community health worker online training registration information
The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition is pleased to announce the launch of its Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker Training! This free online training is in partnership with the Indiana Community Health Workers Association (INCHWA), and the Association of Read More
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HIV & Cancer

People with a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at an increased risk for cancer. They have a weakened immune system, making them more susceptible to cancer-causing viruses. They are more likely to develop “acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining cancers,” such and Read More
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“A Day on, for YOUR community”- Designated as the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, the third Monday of each January is a day to volunteer, deliver meals, and support the highest risk populations in your Read More
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As the world continues to maneuver the COVID-19 pandemic, and we all remain diligent in our efforts to protect ourselves from contraction, handwashing remains one of the top measures taken to ensure we are all “doing our part.” Constant handwashing Read More
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More than 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Millions more have it and don’t know it. The month of November provides the COPD community with a distinct time to come together with one voice to focus on increasing Read More

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