The flu season is in full effect and it now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States. With all the chatter about vaccine safety and who should or should not get a certain flu shot, it can be hard to know if you should receive the seasonal flu vaccine. So, what’s the bottom line? The CDC recommends that all people over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccination – with a few exceptions.
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Did you know that women in their late 30s and 40s have a higher chance of giving birth to babies with chromosomal disorders? As a woman's age increases, so too the risk of genetic conditions. March is the month of trisomy awareness. By improving the public’s knowledge on trisomy and gathering those affected by it, we can provide the support needed through advocacy.
SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old. Did you know that about SIDS take about 2,200 lives each year? During this month, take time to acknowledge the families that have been affected by SIDS, stillbirth, and sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). First Candle focuses on continuing our mission to provide education, research, advocacy, and training to ensure every baby survives and thrives to his / her first birthday and beyond.
Right now, only 66% of African American patients fighting blood cancers like leukemia and sickle cell disease can find a donor match to give them a second chance at life.
15 million people in the United States including 1 in 13 children are affected by food allergies. More than 200,00 emergency room visits are made per year because of food allergy reactions. Food Allergy Awareness Month is to educate others about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition.
What are Food Allergies?
Food allergy is a serious medical condition where the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein, an allergen as a threat and attacks it.