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May Featured Story – National American Stroke Month

May 1st marks the start of National American Stroke Month. The most common cause of stroke occurs when a blood clot interrupts the flow of blood to the brain. When this occurs, the effected brain cells which rely on the oxygen in blood, begin to die. It is estimated that a stroke event occurs in… Read more »

April Featured Story – World Health Day 2017: Depression

World Health Day 2017 is on Friday, April 7th, and the theme this year is Depression: Let’s Talk. Depression is a reality for 350 million people around the world, and 16 million American adults. Depression is defined by the World Health Organization as an illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in… Read more »

April Featured Story – Earth Day 2017 Sustainability Tips!

Earth Day will be celebrated this year, as it is every year, on April 22nd. Now more than ever it is crucial that we pay attention to what our planet is telling us. Unfortunately, what it has to say is not pretty. The theme for Earth Day 2017 is Environmental & Climate Literacy. As such,… Read more »

March Featured Story – Women’s History Month: Health & Medicine

The month of March brings with it the celebration of Women’s History Month. The field of medicine is growing and while in the past women were drastically underrepresented, the latest numbers posted by the American Association of Medical Colleges in 2010 state that just shy of half (48.3%) of medical degrees awarded in 2009-2010 were awarded to women…. Read more »

March Featured Story – March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month, and Metro Community Health Center would like to take this opportunity to share with you some recipes that promote health. If you try one of the following recipes and post a picture to one of our social media accounts, we will enter you into a drawing for a $20 gift card for… Read more »

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