Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by types A and B viruses that trigger a range of mild to severe illness affecting the nose, throat, and lungs. Adults aged 65 years and older, young children, pregnant women, individuals with certain health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), and individuals living… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Monthly/Seasonal Health
August is here: the dog days of summer, delicious harvests of fruits and vegetables, last holiday get-away trips, and the unavoidable “oh no, not already. Back to school!” If your checklist of “to-dos” includes shopping for school supplies and clothes, filling out forms, and scheduling annual sports exams, don’t forget about your child’s wellness check-ups!… Read more »
So … the title is a tad bit somber, but now that summer is in full swing, let’s remember that glorious sunshine can actually be seriously damaging. In addition to aging you more quickly, excessive exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can put you at risk for skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma,… Read more »
It’s National Women’s Health Week! To celebrate, FDA created a new infographic to dispel mammography myths. Read and share this with a woman in your life!
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This week is National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, an event created by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to bring awareness to cardiac rehabilitation and its contribution to the improvement of the health of individuals at risk for, or diagnosed with, heart disease.
February is National Cancer Prevention Month! According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), you can prevent cancer by following these 3 simple guidelines: 1) Watch your diet. In their expert report, AICR stated that there was a convincing scientific link between eating red and processed meats and colon cancer and suggests limiting red… Read more »
Today is the 27th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day! This event, which is organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition (NGWSC), began in 1987 in remembrance of Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman’s work to ensure equality for women’s sports. Since then, the event has evolved to acknowledge the past… Read more »
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month! This event brings attention to cervical cancer, HPV disease, and the importance of early detection. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the United States, and more than 4,000 die from the disease. The disease disproportionately impacts… Read more »
This week is the 20th annual Healthy Weight Week, an event that brings awareness to healthy, diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and can help prevent eating disorders and weight problems. Each January, the Healthy Weight Network brings attention to the most ineffective and unsafe weight-loss products on the market. Products are reviewed by a… Read more »