World No Tobacco Day

Posted on May 28, 2015 by admin

Ads on cigarette packages, anti-smoking commercials on TV, and no-smoking signs… everywhere. The world keeps us pretty aware that smoking cigarettes (or cigars, or pipes!) can negatively impact our health—but, we less often probably think about things like chewing tobacco, “snuff” and “dipping tobacco” (hadn’t heard of that last one? Me either!). May 31st is World No … Continue reading “World No Tobacco Day”

If you’ve been reading regularly, you already probably know that May is Physical Activity and Sports Month. Many people with chronic disease, however, may not be aware of how they can exercise safely—or, even why they should. While you should always consult with your doctor before altering your physical activity program, unless your doctor has said that you … Continue reading “Exercise and chronic disease? No sweat tips for activity!”

Did you know that May is physical activity and sports month? I thought it would be fun to share about Bike to Work Week with you guys, but then I discovered… that everywhere has a different Bike to Work Week! Comment below with your location and when your local Bike to Work Week is—if you can’t find an … Continue reading “May is Physical Activity and Sports Month: Celebrate Bike to Work Week!”

William's Syndrome Awareness Week

Posted on May 12, 2015 by admin

This week is Williams Syndrome Awareness Week. Williams Syndrome is a genetic condition that can affect a variety of physical and cognitive factors throughout a person’s development—childhood through adulthood. Individuals with Williams Syndrome are often friendly, personable, and children with the syndrome are said to bring a unique perspective to their families and people around them … Continue reading “William's Syndrome Awareness Week”

World Lupus Day: Jennifer and Pauline's Stories

Posted on May 7, 2015 by admin

In the spirit of World Lupus Day, I reached out to my friends at #LupusChat on Twitter to connect with people living with lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which manifests differently for different people—a key aspect of lupus is inflammation that can affect not only joints and skin, but also the heart, kidneys, lungs, and even the … Continue reading “World Lupus Day: Jennifer and Pauline's Stories”

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and today is World Asthma Day. It’s been awhile since I’ve written here, but my name is Kerri, and it feels appropriate that I resume writing on World Asthma Day (we didn’t plan it that way, it just worked out). The numbers: Asthma affects 1 in 12 people in the United States … Continue reading “May 5th is World Asthma Day… and May is Asthma Awareness Month”