World Hepatitis Day is July 28, 2014. The World Hepatitis Alliance has posted “Fast Facts” about hepatitis, along with more specific information about hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, (via the World Health Organization (WHO) website), and hepatitis E.
Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week (June 10-16, 2013)
As we celebrate Father’s Day and the end of Men’s Health Week (June 10-16, 2013), this handy infographic helps put everything into perspective: Infographic: Courtesy of HealthCare.gov
May Days! What’s Old and What’s New in Health Awareness This Month
Don’t let the month of May pass without monitoring your health! Take note of the medical conditions and health syndromes recognized this month, learn more about them, and do what you can to stay healthy! 1. Mental Health Awareness Month President Obama… Read More ›
Patient Deaths Mount As More Compounding Pharmacies Urge Recalls
Ugh! Is this happening, again? Image of Fungi Growing in Culture. Credit: istockphoto.com The last several months have been rough for the compounding pharmaceutical industry. This past week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website posted a press release from… Read More ›
Colorectal Cancer: Deadly. Silent. Preventable.
A popular colorectal cancer awareness campaign from the 1980s touted the slogan: “Don’t die from embarrassment.” This is for the most part true, as colorectal cancer can largely be prevented through early screening. Learn more about colorectal cancer risk factors,… Read More ›
March into Health
Health Awareness in the Month of March: (Excerpt from Stay Healthy in 2013! Health Awareness in the New Year) Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month National Kidney Month Trisomy Awareness Month National Nutrition Month Image: Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control… Read More ›
Medication Errors Often Go Unnoticed
According to a recent Reuters report, “Patients Rarely Told About Medication Errors: Study,” frequent medication errors occur in hospital settings, and patients are often unaware of these errors. Image Credit: Olivier Le Queinec via Dreamstime Key points from the article: Medication errors… Read More ›
Dirty Hospital Rooms
Image: (No, they’re not grapes.) Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria – Vancomycin (Antibiotic) Resistant Strain Found in Many Hospitals. (Image Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Matthew Arduino) I encountered this story by Beth Swarecki late one evening: “………Some very scary microbes live in… Read More ›
……..As American Heart Month Begins
Today is National Wear Red Day®. The National Wear Red Day® campaign raises awareness of heart disease – the #1 killer of women. Understand Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease The American Heart Association® posted an interactive exercise on their… Read More ›
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Ends……..
What do Eva Peron, Henrietta Lacks, Colleen Dewhurst, and Yvette Wilson have in common? They ALL died from cervical cancer. Could these deaths have been prevented today? It is quite likely so. As January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month ends, I… Read More ›