National Epilepsy Awareness Month: Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by uncontrolled seizures. An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epilepsy, accounting for roughly 1 percent of the total United States population.
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Cancer & Amputation: Cancer is a group of diseases that are characterized by abnormal cell growth. With over 100 different types of cancer, it is currently the second leading cause of death in America.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October): Domestic violence is the infliction of violence or other abuse upon a domestic partner, typically an intimate spouse. Such abuse may be physical, emotional or sexual. While domestic violence is reported among both men and women, women between the ages 18-24 are the most common victims of partner abuse.
There are few, if any, sporting events that are as inspirational as the Olympic Games. Making it to the Olympics requires an athlete to possess an incredible amount of willpower and determination. This might explain why the Olympics strike a chord with so many people who would otherwise never devote weeks of their lives to watching sports. As if medal-winning, and record breaking performances aren’t inspiring enough, a number of top Olympians at this summer’s games have had to overcome life-altering obstacles in their quest for the podium. Many have these challenges take the form of health problems and conditions that are difficult enough on their own, without the added pressure of competing on a global stage. That certainly hasn’t stopped these Olympians. Here’s a look at some heroic Olympians with chronic conditions competing in Rio this year.
Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases that affects an individual’s blood glucose levels. Today, roughly 29.1 million Americans are living with diabetes, accounting for 9.3% of the total U.S. population. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, regularly monitoring your glucose levels can help you to take the necessary steps in regulating your blood sugar and live a healthy life. Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Monitor Your Blood Sugar:
Juvenile arthritis is a term we use for arthritis in children. This disorder is also called “juvenile idiopathic arthritis” because the cause of arthritis is unknown and it affects children of all ages and races.
By. Joseph Bresee, M.D., FAAP
Influenza (the ‘flu’) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus. While the flu can make anyone very sick, people with chronic health conditions like chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD, diabetes (types 1 and 2), and chronic heart disease are more likely to develop serious problems from flu illness. The flu can make their chronic health conditions worse, even when those conditions are well-managed. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu. Flu can also lead to flu-related complications like pneumonia and bronchitis that can result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. Each flu season, flu causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths.