11Jun, 2018

Go Purple for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

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Many of us have heard the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s but aren’t sure of the difference.  Dementia is not a disease, rather it describes symptoms of declining mental ability severe enough to affect daily living. Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, impaired communication and language, inability to focus and pay attention, impaired reasoning and judgement, and impaired visual perception. While some forms of dementia are reversible, most are not. Most types of dementia are considered progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse over time. Dementia is caused by […]

26Mar, 2018

What exactly is ALS?

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Throughout the news we periodically hear about diseases that people have, and unfortunately die from. Recently in the news we learned that theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passed away after many years fighting ALS. ALS is also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and we might also have heard it called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In 1939, one of the best baseball players to ever play the game, publicly announced that he had ALS and would fight it. Unfortunately 2 years later just shy of his 38th birthday he passed away. So what […]

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8May, 2016

Lupus – What Is It?

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May has been defined as the National Lupus awareness month. Lupus is a disease that arises within connective tissues of the body, where the immune system starts to attack the tissues and organs. Since this is an inflammatory disease, it would cause an inflammation within your body as well. From the recent studies, it has been identified that lupus is more prevalent among women than men. This is not a contagious disease, so you cannot compare it with other deadly diseases such as HIV and cancer. However, Lupus has attacked […]

8Aug, 2014

National Immunization Awareness Month

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Medical research has advanced tremendously over the years, and new measures have been developed to prevent us from suffering from diseases. Immunizations are part and parcel of this preventative process, and August is celebrated as National Immunization Awareness Month. Let’s take a look at this in a little bit more detail. Why National Immunization Awareness Month? The purpose of National Immunization Awareness Month is to raise public awareness regarding the availability and uses of vaccines in preventing disease. Contrary to popular belief, immunizations are not just for children; many adults […]