By Dr. Raisa Lerner
National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during winter – one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. During the winter months, inclement weather often results in cancelled blood drives, and seasonal illnesses like the flu may cause some donors to become temporarily unable to donate.
By Nicole Samsa
In the cold winter months, our skin can become extremely dry and irritated. We must change the way we care for our skin during this season. There are many simple changes you can add to your daily life or skin care regime that can have a dramatic difference in how your skin feels.
By Dr. Lauren O’Byrne
Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of death among American women. That has changed since screening tests became widely available. One of the easiest ways to prevent cervical cancer is by getting screened regularly with a Pap smear and/or high-risk HPV test.
As New Year’s Eve is upon us, we wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and joyful 2020.