International Day of Persons with Disabilities

According to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disability, 15 percent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of the over 1 billion, it’s estimated 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s and more than 10 million are caring for a loved one with the disease. Detecting the…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women, accounting for 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the United States. Surgery alone in the early stages of lung cancer can offer an 80% survival rate or better. We are taking this month to learn…

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National Stress Awareness Day

Stress is a response to demands on the body and life, a response to crisis and fears. National Stress Awareness Day is dedicated to identify and reduce stress factors that have contributed to your life. Failure to handle stress in your life effectively can lead to serious health problems, including increased blood pressure, susceptibility to…

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Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month is observed every October to raise awareness of physical therapy as a safe, effective alternative to medication and surgery. It is also a tool to help prevent injuries or illnesses before they occur. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play a critical role in helping Americans of all ages and abilities…

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World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis is the underlying cause of painful, debilitating, and life-threatening broken bones – known as fragility fractures. It affects one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50. World Osteoporosis Day raises global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis.

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Daily Dose of Inspiration

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. ~ Horace From our friends at caregiverlist.com

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Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to an increase in life expectancy, increased urbanization, and adoption of western lifestyles. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is honored every…

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International Day of Elder Persons

International Day of Elder Persons’ Day raises awareness of the special health needs of older persons and of their contributions to their own health and to the functioning of the societies in which they live. This year’s theme is “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” We take today to highlight the role of healthcare works…

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