It’s National Immunization Awareness Month! Is Your Family Up to Date on Vaccines?

 As your children head back to school this fall, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist.   August is also a key time to make sure you are up to date on all the vaccines you need to stay healthy. Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to [...]

August: Psoriasis Awareness Month

It's August: Psoriasis Awareness Month in the United States. The condition affects about 8 million people in the United States.   Psoriasis is one of the most prevalent, chronic autoimmune diseases. It causes a rapid build-up of skin cells. This leads to thick, scaly plaques that may itch or cause [...]

Empower parents, enable breastfeeding #WBW2019

“Global standards that are inclusive and promote decent work, sustainable economic growth and employment for all are essential. Decent work should include parental social protection that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding” - World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)   Breastfeeding reduces maternal and child morbidity and mortality. It's actually proven [...]

Join The Fight: World Hepatitis Day 2019

Worldwide, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis and don't even know it. Without finding the undiagnosed, millions will continue to suffer. On World Hepatitis Day, we're joining the initiative to find the “missing millions”. World Hepatitis Day 2019 is on Sunday, July 28th. It's a chance for the [...]

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 [...]