National Thyroid Awareness Month

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The month of January is proclaimed as National Thyroid Awareness Month. According to the American Thyroid Association, 1 in 10 people suffer from a thyroid disorder. Additionally, at least 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Along with this, most thyroid conditions in the United States are underdiagnosed. The thyroid…

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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The month of January is recognized as National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Currently, more than three million people in the United States have been diagnosed with glaucoma. Furthermore, The National Eye Institute projects that this number will increase to 4.2 million by 2030. Glaucoma is sometimes referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” since there…

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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The month of January serves as Human Trafficking Awareness 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 force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial…

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Cooler Weather Brings New Challenges to Some Homeowners

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With the winter months now upon us, I want to talk about an issue that some households may face during the cooler parts of the year. In addition to colder temperatures, our area’s combination of humidity and high winds can be particularly grueling during this time of year, especially for those living in homes without…

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More Ways of Giving Back During the Holiday Season

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With the holiday season upon us, it is important to remember there are many Coastal Bend residents that may need a helping hand this winter. In a previous article, I discussed helping others through Toys for Tots. In this week’s column, I would like to continue that discussion by sharing a few simple ways you…

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