Research shows majority of seniors can look forward to years of good health before onset of dementia:

With longer lives and lower rates of dementia, most seniors are enjoying more years of life with good cognition — a welcome trend.

The Stretching To EmPower Teddy Bear Drive is in full swing! Just 2 weeks into the drive, Jen has seen donations nearing 200 + bears!! The outpouring of support from our community has been overwhelming and it just warms our hearts to be able to donate the bears to our local law enforcement partners, Allegany County Sherriff’s Department, Cumberland City Police and Frostburg City Police, and beyond! Theses bears will provide love, hope and comfort to the children in our community affected by opioids and other drug misuse. Collection bins are located at each Allegany County Public Library branch and Allegany College of MD. For more information, contact Jen Thomas, STEP Program Coordinator, 301-777-9150 ext. 109 or

Thanks Amanda for helping spread the word the stuffed-animal drive for the youngest victims of the opioid crisis...

AHEC West's Opioid Prevention Programis holding a teddy bear and stuffed animal drive for those children impacted by the opioid crisis. Allegany County Sheriff Craig Robertson and Jen Thomas with AHEC

"You Are the Key: Best Practices for HPV Cancer Prevention," a free CME/CE webinar to be held Tuesday, June 12, 2-3 p.m. ET, will provide up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, the HPV vaccine, and ways to successfully communicate with patients and their parents about HPV vaccination. Continuing education credits are pending for the training, which is designed for physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses, as well as health professions students. For more information email Click here to register:

Black women are more likely to die from cervical cancer than women of other races or ethnicities. Black women also have higher rates of vaginal cancer caused by HPV. For more information, visit

HPV vaccine is cancer prevention.
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