International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month

To help prevent the devastating effects of GBS, we're joining the July campaign! #startheGBSconversation ​WHAT IS GROUP B STREP?​ Group b strep (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive and lower reproductive tracts of both men and women. Almost 1 in 4 pregnant women [...]

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

300,000 children in America have arthritis, and we need your help spreading the word. July is #JuvenileArthritis Awareness Month. Children get arthritis. It is a misconception that only “older” people have arthritis.   SIGNS OF JUVENILE ARTHRITIS Joint pain Swelling Fever Stiffness Rash Fatigue (tiredness) Loss of appetite Inflammation of [...]

PTSD Awareness Month

What is PTSD? PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. It can occur when someone experiences or sees a traumatic event. In 1980, it became recognized as a specific condition with identifiable symptoms. Now, it's listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Studies show [...]

National Men’s Health Week

It's National Men’s Health Week, a special awareness period recognized by Congress. This year NMHW will be June 11th – June 17th. Why is it important? Currently, men are dying an average of 5 years younger than women. Government studies show some shocking facts about men's health: Men are at [...]

National Cancer Survivors Month

Right now there are more than 32 million cancer survivors worldwide. Almost everyone knows someone who cancer has affected. This month, communities around the world unite to recognize these cancer survivors. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation describes a survivor as this: "Anyone living with a history of cancer – [...]

Can you guess what the most common cancer in the US is? Click here to find out!

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer is preventable, and it [...]

Have you had your blood pressure tested lately?

Have you had your blood pressure tested lately? High blood pressure affects one in three Americans. Even still, many people with the condition don’t know they have it. The previous standard was 140/90. But, recent guidelines redefined high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80. If you have high blood [...]

Is It A Stroke? Act FAST: Know The Signs And How To Respond

Call 911 if you think you recognize the signs of a stroke. Act FAST and learn to recognize the signs of a stroke: What is a stroke? Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. The National Stroke Association defines it [...]

Healthy and Fun Mother’s Day Activities

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Instead of going out to dinner, here are a few unique ideas to get your family out of the house and celebrating mom! 1) Go for a Picnic - It's a great way to plan healthy snacks in advance. It also gets your family outside, active [...]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Know The Facts

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence is a serious public health problem in the United States.   Facts about Sexual Violence   Sexual violence is any sexual activity where consent is not freely given. It affects millions of people each year in the United States.    Sexual violence is [...]