Health & Wellness

May
17
2013

May is National Arthritis Month

Each May, the Arthritis Foundation sponsors a nationwide team event called the Arthritis Walk that raises funds to fight arthritis. The event typically takes place during the month of May in conjunction with National Arthritis Month and helps raise awareness for the approximately 50 million Americans who suffer from the pain, cost, and disability of arthritis. During May, the Arthritis Foundation calls on the nation to take action against arthritis, America’s leading cause of disability.

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Apr
12
2013

Occupational Therapy Month

Each April, the Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., celebrates Occupational Therapy Month. During this occasion, the importance of occupational therapists and the work they do is showcased. Occupational therapists help people, ranging from the babies and young children to the elderly, participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

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Mar
29
2013

Seasonal Allergies – Nothing to Sneeze At

Most people have one of two reactions to the end of winter and the beginning of spring: anticipation and excitement that the cold months are over and warmer weather is coming. Or complete dread because for them (40 million Americans) springtime equals seasonal allergies, a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. While there is no out-right cure for seasonal allergies, there are steps to make the transition into spring a little more comfortable.

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Dec
21
2012

Learning about Chronic Pain

Sufferers of chronic pain no doubt cringe as the seasons change and the temperatures cool. Why? Chronic painful conditions get more intense and widespread in the cold months because nerves become more sensitive in the cold. Additionally, painful conditions feel worse in the winter because of the muscle and ligament stiffness that result from lower temperatures.

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Dec
07
2012

Tips for a Healthy & Safe Winter

Even when the weather turns cold, there is a still a lot of fun to be enjoyed outdoors for you and your family. However, just as summertime brings its own share of hazards to be cautious of, winter does as well, from sledding to ice skating to skiing. But these potential injuries can be navigated with some simple precautions.

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Nov
16
2012

The importance of diabetes awareness

Each year the importance of diabetes education prevention grows in magnitude. It is estimated that 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, which is approximately 8.3 percent of the population. Of those numbers, about seven million are undiagnosed cases. In addition, experts estimate that there are approximately 79 million Americans suffering from pre-diabetes, meaning they have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

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Nov
02
2012

Have Fun and Stay Safe This Fall

With fall approaching, it is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the benefits of cooler weather before the winter months, and freezing temperatures, begin. Fun autumn activities are ideal for luring your kids away from computer or television screens and breathing some fresh air.

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Oct
19
2012

Importance of Women Caring for Themselves

Most women will take the time and effort to do almost anything if they believe it will benefit their family or career, but few women will spend time on just themselves. Whether it is a perceived lack of time, lack of worth, or lack of support, many women feel it is almost impossible to concentrate on taking care of themselves, in addition to everyone else around them. Mothers and grandmothers have an especially difficult time feeling generous toward themselves, often caring for others to the detriment of their own personal health.

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Oct
05
2012

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For many individuals, October and breast cancer awareness go hand-in-hand. The 25-year-old health observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotes breast cancer issues through a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies — all working together to share information on the disease and provide greater access to services.

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Sep
18
2012

Observing National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

This year the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation (NRAF) is observing National Rehabilitation Awareness Week during the week of September 16-22. The foundation’s mission is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation; develop programs which aim to increase opportunities for the nearly 50 million Americans with disabilities; and help those who are disabled live up to their fullest potential.

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Sep
07
2012

Get Healthy in September

Each September, the America On the Move Foundation Inc. hosts STEPember, a month-long celebration highlighting how easy it is to be active and eat healthfully. America On the Move is an evidence-based not-for-profit organization helping individuals, families, communities, work sites and more to make positive changes to improve their health and quality of life. During the month of September, America On the Move challenges Americans to try its small-changes approach to healthier living.

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Aug
31
2012

Back to School Means Back to Sports

August signals the start of the school year and fall sports season for many students. In recognition, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has focused its annual Neurosurgery Outreach Month on injury prevention in football and cheerleading. In recent years, potentially devastating head and spinal cord injuries have been associated with these all-American sports.


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