National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America. In the United States, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. So what are the warning signs of prostate cancer? Unfortunately, there usually aren’t any early warning signs for prostate cancer. The growing tumor does not push against anything […]

National Psoriasis Action Month

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp. Psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem that causes the skin to regenerate at faster than normal rates. In the most common type of psoriasis, known as plaque psoriasis, this rapid turnover of […]

CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS

Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops. We now […]

SAFE TOYS AND GIFT MONTH

It’s the holiday season, and that means toy-sharing and gift-giving are in full swing. But before you give that special child a new toy, it’s important to stop and consider: Is this toy safe and age-appropriate? Unfortunately, thousands of children are hurt or even killed each year due to an interaction with an unsafe or […]

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 […]

JUVENILE ARTHRITIS MONTH

What is juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), previously known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis in children. Arthritis is a long-term condition characterized by stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joints. An estimated 300,000 children in the United States have a form of arthritis. Some children have arthritis for just […]

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia. Dementia is a broader term for conditions caused by brain injuries or diseases that negatively affect memory, thinking, and behavior. These changes interfere with daily living.According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Most people with the […]

Stroke Awareness

What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds, or when there’s a blockage in the blood supply to the brain. The rupture or blockage prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the brain’s tissues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke is the fifth-leading […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, and altered bowel habit (chronic or recurrent diarrhea, constipation, or both – either mixed or in alternation). IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. About 2 in 3 IBS sufferers are female. About 1 in 3 IBS […]

COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Most colorectal cancers start as a growth on the inner lining of […]