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That time of the month. A visit from your friend. The curse. Aunt Flo. There are so many euphemisms for menstruation that sometimes women and girls get the message they really shouldn’t mention it. Perhaps that’s why one of the mottos of the Endometriosis Association is “Let’s Talk About It.” 

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month.

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. To catch those typically slow-growing malignancies early, when they can often be cured, most doctors' groups recommend colorectal cancer screening starting at age 50. Despite the high cure rate when colon cancer is caught early, only two-thirds of Americans over 50 get screened.


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Universal Health Services, SoutheastHEALTH

SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau and Universal Health Services (UHS) have officially signed into a joint-venture partnership for the establishment of a new behavioral health facility.

The project was initially announced in May of last year out of a growing need for advanced behavioral health services accessible to the southeast Missouri area.

At a press conference on Thursday, SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Ken Bateman articulated this issue, claiming behavioral health is at the forefront of societal concerns across the nation.

Charlotte Astrid

The Missouri Eating Disorders Association states, “an estimated  575,000 Missourians suffer from a serious eating disorder.”

This is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Some people may see eating disorders as phases, fads or lifestyle choices, but they’re actually serious mental disorders which are recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  

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It might start off seeming like the comments come from a caring place. “Please don’t wear that shirt when we go out. I love you so much, I can’t stand it when other guys look at you.” But soon, it escalates to verbal and physical abuse or digital dating abuse, where one partner  reads the other’s text messages and wants access to the passwords for their e-mail and social media profiles.

February is teen dating violence awareness month.