This week is National Handwashing Awareness Week. Proper hand washing is crucial to prevent the spread of diseases and epidemics. Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of illness:
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More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported every year across the country. Most people develop lupus between the ages of 15-44. Help is needed during the month of May to spread awareness, educate others, and solve the mystery of Lupus.
What is Lupus?
About 76,000 pregnant women worldwide die each year from preeclampsia and other related hypertensive disorders. Preeclampsia awareness month helps to improve, educate, and raise awareness about maternal healthcare across the globe. The Preeclampsia Foundation’s theme for Preeclampsia Awareness Month 2016 is: The Faces of Preeclampsia: Any Woman, Any Pregnancy.
What is Preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and postpartum that is characterized by high blood pressure and affects 5 to 8 % of all pregnancies. Preeclampsia typically occurs after 20 weeks of being pregnant. Women who are at risk for this medical condition are obese, became pregnant in their early teens or after the age of 40, have a family history of the disorder, or are carrying multiple babies.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, as it is peak season for those dealing with both asthma and allergies. Although there is no cure for either, there are ways to help cope with these conditions with medication. What may trigger allergies and/or asthma varies from person to person, so it is imperative that people are aware of what their triggers are. Both reactions can range from mild to severe. Learning how to reduce exposure and how to manage symptoms will benefit individuals suffering from these conditions.
What are the symptoms?
Noise is the #2 cause of ill health after air pollution. Did you know that 1 in 3 people feel disturbed by daytime noise and 1 in 5 people feel disturbed by traffic noise during sleep? According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, 10 million Americans have irreversible noise-induced hearing loss, and 30 to 50 million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.
Noise Awareness Day
What is Minority Health Month?
Minority Health Month is meant to promote awareness of the health disparities that affect minorities, and to improve the health status among minority populations. This year’s theme is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.” Did you know that Hispanics are 1.7 times more likely than whites to have diabetes, while African Americans are twice as likely as whites to have diabetes?
Will Also Provide Fast Access to Critical Health Information for Patients and Caregivers Dealing with Chronic Health Conditions Such as Alzheimer's
NEW YORK, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Healtheo360®, a social media platform for people with chronic health and rare health conditions, and Visus Technology, Inc., which created a hands-free mobile health platform to enhance the quality of life of people with chronic illnesses, today announced the launch of a mobile social media platform to connect patients and caregivers dealing with chronic illness to critical health information, including details on novel medical research and clinical trial participation.