April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month! Even if you do not have IBS, the disorder is so common that you likely know someone living with it. During the month of April, it is encouraged to bring attention to important health messages about IBS diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues.
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month! Misuse and addiction to alcohol and other substances leads to increased risk of injuries, violence, liver disease, and some types of cancer. We can use this month to raise awareness about alcohol/substance abuse and take action to prevent it. Check out this infographic to learn about some of the many options people use to recover from addiction to alcohol and other substances:
April is Autism Awareness Month! This initiative was launched over twenty years ago by the Autism Society with the goal of promoting "autism awareness, inclusion, and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life."
March is National Kidney Month. The goal of National Kidney Month is to educate others on the importance of our kidneys and inform the world on ways to prevent kidney disease.
Endometriosis Awareness takes place across the globe during the month of March (and beyond) with a mission to raise awareness of a disease which affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.
National Colon Cancer Awareness Month is an annual celebration observed in the United States during the month of March, to increase awareness of colorectal cancer. In the United States it is organized by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.
There are a number of benefits from joining a support group. Whether you are looking for personal help or just looking to connect with others, support groups are a great source of encouragement and inspiration.
To find a support group for you click here.
There are a range of benefits from participating in a clinical trial from both the patient perspective and the research community. Here are just a few of the benefits. For more information on clinical trial opportunities click here.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.