CHD Support Groups and Organizations for Heart Families

February 7-14 marks Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week! During this time, everyone is encouraged to help raise awareness of this serious medical condition. CHD is the number one birth defect that affects every 125 babies every year in the United States. Parents whose children are diagnosed with CHD are presented…

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Should You Wear a Medical ID for Thyroid Disorders?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month! Did you know? Thyroid diseases are very common and affects as many as 30 million Americans. Common thyroid disorders include the following: Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism Hashimoto’s disease Grave’s disease Goiter Thyroid nodules The thyroid is considered as the master gland of metabolism and energy. Depending on…

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National Pharmacist Day 2018: 5 Things Your Pharmacist Can Do For You

January 12 is National Pharmacist Day and it’s a good opportunity for everyone to show appreciation to all pharmacists in the health community. This day also celebrates the expansive role that pharmacists have today that go beyond dispensing medication. Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP who works in a community pharmacy in…

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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According to the National Stroke Association, there are 6.8 million adult stroke survivors in the U.S. Learn the warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 or press the button on your One Call Alert IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs.   Stroke…

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World Health Day vouches to beat diabetes

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Each year the World Health Organization identifies a global health concern to address on World Health Day, April 7. The 2016 theme is Beat Diabetes. Diabetes worldwide Around the globe, more than 350 million people live with diabetes, and that number is projected to grow. Most—about 90 percent—have type 2…

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Mental Illness is More than Just Depression

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In the United States, more than 43 million adults live with mental illness. That’s about one in every five. The percentages dramatically increase in certain social demographics such as the homeless and prisoners. May is designated as Mental Health Month to raise awareness about the numerous conditions that fall under…

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