Health & Wellness

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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Aug
24
2012

Prepare for the School Year with Up-to-Date Vaccines

Getting your children ready for a new school year can be stressful. From stocking up on school supplies to finding the perfect back-to-school wardrobe leaves most parents wishing summer would never end. However, while school supplies and clothes are important, none of those things matter if your child is not able to learn in a healthy environment.

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Jul
27
2012

Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

With summertime upon us, many Americans are seeking relief from the heat by taking to the water and diving into the nearest pool or other natural offerings, like lakes, oceans or rivers. For this reason, a common summertime malady is swimmer’s ear, which is an infection of the outer ear canal that can cause pain and discomfort for swimmers of all ages.

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Jun
29
2012

Tips for a Healthy Back & Spine

Anyone who has ever suffered through a backache understands the importance of a healthy spine and back to overall quality of life. Because your spine is made up of numerous nerves, muscles, and ligaments that serve as connections to areas throughout your body, keeping your back in top condition is one of the best things you can do for your general health.

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Jun
15
2012

Take Part in Men’s Health Week

Each year the week leading up to Father’s Day is recognized as Men’s Health Week to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The week also gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals the opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

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May
25
2012

Get Moving in May

Each May, the Arthritis Foundation hosts their nationwide Arthritis Walk that supports public awareness and raises funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. This walk gives participants the opportunity to help improve the lives of the 46 million men, women, and children with arthritis. Since May is also Arthritis Awareness Month, the timing of the walk is of particular significance.

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May
11
2012

Make Bone Health a Priority

Each May, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) observes National Osteoporosis Month in order to bring awareness and education about importance of maintaining bone health. This year NOF introduced their Generations of Strength Campaign to encourage men and women to start conversations about bone health and family history as the first steps to protecting themselves and future generations from osteoporosis.

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