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Get Prepared for an Active Storm Season

In this week’s article I would like to remind everyone of the importance of being prepared for the upcoming storm and hurricane season. When storms and hurricanes make landfall, they can affect the lives of thousands of Texans along the coast and across the state. As storm and hurricane season continues, being prepared, being aware…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

The month of January serves as Human Trafficking Awareness month. Accordingly, Governor Abbott has proclaimed January 2019 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month. During this month, advocates, organizations, and individuals unite to raise awareness about this very important issue. According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is “modern-day slavery and involves the use of…

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November Brings Attention To COPD

November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. Awareness months are helpful because they bring public attention to issues facing many of our friends and families. COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. COPD…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This important awareness campaign originated as a “Day of Unity” in 1981 to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence in communities around the country. Spearheaded by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), the “Day of Unity”, and subsequent awareness month, created a platform…

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