Category Archives: General Health

March 10, 2017 – National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day

This is a nationwide event to promote Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention, testing and treatment and highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. According to, only about half of women living with HIV are getting care, and only four in 10 of them have the virus under control. Women face unique HIV […]

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February 14th is National Donor Day…

Everyone knows that February 14th is Valentine’s Day. But, did you also know that is National Donor Day? National Donor Day was established in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers, to encourage all Americans to register as tissue and organ donors. In the […]

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Cervical Cancer…the most Preventable!

Television personality, Erin Andrews, was recently diagnosed and treated for cervical cancer and, thankfully, is now cancer free. The key is catch cervical cancer EARLY. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition more than 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and more than 4,000 of those diagnosed […]

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Do I Have Hypothryroidism?

At DeRosa Medical, optimal hormonal health is one of the hallmarks of our practice. Every year we see, literally, thousands of patients for thyroid replacement therapies. As January is Thyroid Awareness Month, we want to take this opportunity to educate you to the importance of this small butterfly shaped gland that sits in front of […]

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Just Say “No” To Holiday Stress

Yes, we know, easier said than done. But, actually just saying “No” is a great way to stop stress in its tracks before it starts.  Identifying and recognizing stressors go a long way to taking control of stress before it takes control of YOU. External Stressors- comes from outside of a person. Stress that happens […]

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Get Your Flu Shot! It’s Not Too Late!

Although it is the holiday season, it’s not too late to get the flu vaccination! This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), and at DeRosa Medical, we highly recommend folks get the flu shot. Even if you have already gotten sick with flu, you can still benefit from vaccination since the flu vaccine protects […]

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Healthy Skin Month with an Arizona Twist

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) first implemented November as Healthy Skin Month in order to raise awareness about the importance of keeping skin fresh, hydrated and healthy all year round. Because we live in Arizona with 360 days of sunshine a year (only a slight exaggeration), at DeRosa Medical we want to take this […]

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Let’s Drink to the Holiday Season…Or Not!

Beware of “Thanksgiving Eve” or “Black Out Eve” It’s common knowledge that alcohol and drug abuse can spike during the stressful holiday season.  But, according to an Alcohol Monitoring Systems report published in 2014, binge drinking and drunk driving increase astronomically during the holidays.  So much so that, in some urban cities, Thanksgiving Eve has been […]

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The Great American Smokeout – November 17, 2016

Lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, every year smoking is the cause of 32% of all cancer deaths, including 83% of all lung cancer deaths.  November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, with November 17th being The Great American Smokeout Day.  […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease – What is it? Symptoms and Causes of Death

Jerome Silberman, otherwise known as Gene Wilder, was a beloved film and theater comic actor, screenwriter, director and producer who passed away on August 29, 2016 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.  At DeRosa Medical, we know that many lives have been affected by those afflicted by this degenerative, progressive disease and want to take this […]

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