Health Awareness & Tips

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Your local Health Center pharmacies remind you to celebrate safely this holiday season.  All too often families deal with the tragic consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Impaired driving includes distracted driving, drugged driving, and drunk driving. In an average year, 30 million Americans drive drunk, and 10 million Americans drive impaired by illicit […]

Diabetes Awareness

What is Diabetes? Diabetes can target anyone of any age. In the last decade the number of diabetes cases have increased to more than 50 percent. When you consume food, it turns into sugar or glucose and your pancreas (stomach) is supposed to release insulin. The insulin acts as a key to open your cells […]

Eye Injury Prevention

Eye injuries of all types occur at a rate of more than 2,000 per day. In particular, an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces alone. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that almost 70% of the eye injuries studied occur from falling or flying objects, or sparks striking the eye. The best […]

Skin Cancer Awareness

What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information There are 3 […]

Parkinson Awareness

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder which mean the symptoms continue and worsen over time. The vital nerve cells in the brain called neurons malfunction and die. Parkinson’s primarily effect neurons in the brain called substantia nigra and effect the primary motor functions such as tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. As […]

Liver Disease Awareness

What Is It? Liver disease, also known as hepatic disease, is caused by a disturbance of the liver function which can lead to illness. Liver disease can be inherited genetically or caused by a variety of factors such as alcohol, obesity or viruses that damage the liver. The liver is responsible for many critical functions […]

Hearth Health Month

Coronary Artery Disease (coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease) is when plaque, made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances in the blood, build up inside the coronary arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. The plaque can build up and reduce or block blood flow through the artery. Symptoms Experience chest pains, […]

Diabetes Awareness

What is Diabetes? A metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce any insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes mellitus most commonly develops in adulthood and is more […]