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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Alzehimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. More than 55 million people in the world live with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Alzheimer’s is a disease that kills nerve cells and tissue in the brain which affects one’s memory and ability to think and plan. The disease eventually causes one to lose their ability to communicate and recognize family and friends.

You may want to consider seeing a primary care physician if you notice your loved ones having difficulty with the following:

Show support this month by wearing purple. If you or a loved one needs assistance, please call our office at 301-593-9800.

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Since the pandemic, we have all gone through a great amount of changes including: disrupted schedules, lack of interactions, and losing loved ones which has affected the mental health of millions.

IBS Awareness Month

APRIL is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month! IBS is a common gastrointestinal problem that affects ~45 millions of people in the United States and 10-15% of the population worldwide.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a disease of the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States but is preventable with screening and treatable with early detection.

February is Heart Health Awareness Month

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) includes coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, peripheral artery disease, and heart failure. They are known as the number one cause of death in adults in America.