Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
26Oct, 2015

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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What is SIDS? SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is defined as an unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year of age, that doesn’t have a known cause even after a complete investigation. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants under one year of age and can happen to healthy babies. In 2013, 1,500 babies died of SIDS. What Causes SIDS? At this time, the cause of SIDS remains unknown. Healthcare professionals and scientists continue to collect data and information in a hope to find a […]
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2015-2016 Flu Season and Vaccination
21Oct, 2015

2015-2016 Flu Season and Vaccination

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Each year the United States experiences a flu epidemic. The United States flu season begins around October and can last into May. Influenza cases usually peak between December and February. What is the Flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that affects thousands in the U.S. each year. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and sometimes death. Young children, older adults, and people with certain health conditions are at high risk to experience serious complications from the flu. How can I Tell If I Have the Flu? […]
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30Sep, 2015

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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Alzheimer’s Disease International is working for the fourth year in a row to raise awareness and challenge stigmas associated with Alzheimer’s. This years theme ‘Remember Me’ works to help educate people to spot the signs of dementia, and to not forget about loved ones who currently live with dementia. Dementia is a word that is used to describe different problems with the brain that affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotions. The early symptoms of dementia  vary from person to person. Alzheimers Disease International tells us the typical symptoms may include; Memory […]
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National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
12Sep, 2015

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrythmia. An arrhythmia means the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat is irregular. StopAfib.org warns that atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke, heart failure, and Alzheimer’s disease, and can double your risk of death. September is dedicated to raising awareness of atrial fibrillation and helping those with Afib become educated on proper management. What is Afib? Atrial fibrillation, or Afib, is caused by a problem in the hearts electrical system. This malfunction causes the atria, or top chambers of the heart to contract […]
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Psoriasis Awareness Month
31Aug, 2015

Psoriasis Awareness Month

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The National Psoriasis Foundation has dedicated the whole month of August to raise awareness regarding psoriasis. Psoriasis is defined by the CDC as a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis affects 7.9 million people in the United States. Psoriasis causes patches of the skin to become red, raised and scaly. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body, but frequently appears on the elbows, knees and scalp. Patches can burn, itch and sting. The exact cause of psoriasis has yet to be pinpointed. […]
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6Aug, 2015

Healthy Habits mean Healthy Eyes

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This year the CDC is working to promote healthy contact lens wear and care. August 24-28 is dedicated to teaching contact wearers healthy habits that can reduce the risk of eye infections. This years campaign is focusing on 3 areas to help keep your eyes safe. Contact lens hygiene, contact lens use, care and storage, and eye doctor visits. “The CDC is advising that contacts are like underwear. Don’t over-wear. Avoid that sketchy pair. Carry a spare pair.” The CDC wars that wearing lens that are not cleaned as directed […]
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Hepatitis Awareness
30Jul, 2015

Hepatitis Awareness Month

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Hepatitis is responsible for 4,000 deaths a day and 1.4 million a year! Sadly,  all of these deaths could have been prevented! Simple awareness and understanding of the disease could save many lives. The CDC defines Hepatitis as an inflammation of the liver most commonly caused by a virus. Hepatitis A is typically short lived, and your body can usually fight the infection on its own within a few weeks. It is spread through food, water or raw shellfish that has been contaminated by feces of a person who has Hepatitis […]
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Cord Blood Awareness Month
12Jul, 2015

Cord Blood Awareness Month

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What Is Cord Blood? Cord blood is the blood that is left in the umbilical cord and placenta after a childbirth. Cord blood is a source of stem cells, which are now used in many medical therapies. What Are Stem Cells? Stem cells from cord blood can grow into blood and immune system cells. Stem cells are used to treat and cure more than 80 life threatening illnesses, such as cancers, immune and genetic disorders. Why Cord Blood? Stem cells can be looked at as the building blocks of blood, […]
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June is National Safety Month
15Jun, 2015

June is National Safety Month

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The National Safety Council is raising awareness to remain safe! National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. The National Safety Council is asking “What Do You Live For?” June is celebrating the passions of each individual. This years topics of safety are prescription painkiller abuse, transportation safety, ergonomics, emergency preparedness and slips, trips, and falls. The number one cause of preventable death in the United States is unintentional drug overdose, largely by prescription […]
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June is Men’s Health Month!
1Jun, 2015

June is Men’s Health Month!

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June is dedicated to raising awareness of preventable health problems in men and boys by encouraging early detection and treatment. This month will be filled with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other educational outreach programs. The Men’s Health Network is encouraging men and boys to seek regular advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Wear Blue this month to help raise awareness and show those you love that you care about them and their health! The Men’s Health Resource Center provides information on disease categories and health topics […]
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