Each year on April 1, National Take Down Tobacco Day (NTDTD) is recognized to aid in the fight against tobacco use. NTDTD is for supporting and educating on the dangers of tobacco, taking action by advocating and speaking out against the tobacco industry, and working to build a larger movement against the use of products that contain tobacco.
April is recognized as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 19,000 esophageal cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. Esophageal cancer is the cancer of the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach - otherwise known as the esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach.
The Vietnam War, also known as, the Second Indochina War or the Vietnam Conflict, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia that lasted from November 1955 to April 1975.
Spring has finally arrived! During early spring, the axis of the Earth is beginning to tilt closer to the sun, bringing longer days and more sun. The warmth causes new plants to grow and “spring forth” giving the season its name. Spring has always represented new beginnings and continued growth.
Detroit has many nicknames. The D. The Motor City. Motown. The 3-1-3. It may be obvious where some of these names come from. The motor city is of course after the auto industry that found its birthplace in Detroit. Motown is a reflection of the great music legends who have come out of the city. The 3-1-3 may not be as clear for some - but the nickname is a homage to the area code used in Detroit city limits.
The month of March is recognized as Myeloma Awareness Month. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell that is important for a healthy immune system. Over time, myeloma cells will collect in the body’s bone marrow, forming tumors in the body’s bones.
March is dedicated to celebrating Women’s History. All throughout the month of March, we celebrate the contributions women have made to history and society. National Women’s Month is celebrated in the United States, United Nations, and Australia and corresponds with International Women’s Day which takes place on March 8th each year.
The journal of the National Cancer Institute published a study in October of 2022 that found an increased risk of uterine cancer in women who use certain chemical hair relaxers and straighteners. When used on the hair, toxic chemicals can be absorbed through the scalp, causing adverse health problems.