Februray 14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

Posted on February 14, 2016 by admin

About 0.8% of all babies born in the United States are born with a congenital heart defect, or CHD. While less than 1% of the population might not seem like a lot of people, 35,000 babies will be born with a heart defect this year [1]. CHDs can be “mild” to “complex”. Mild heart defects sometimes need no … Continue reading “Februray 14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day”

Black History Month: Impact on the Health of a Population

Posted on February 8, 2016 by admin

February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada. The Centres for Disease Control categorize any Americans who have ancestry in any of the “Black racial groups of Africa” [1]. I will opt in this post to simply use the term Black to be inclusive of the diversities of this racial group, including those … Continue reading “Black History Month: Impact on the Health of a Population”

Arthritis Awareness Month: A Conversation with Annette

Posted on February 2, 2016 by admin

February is Arthritis Awareness Month, and today is Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a form of autoimmune arthritis, meaning that the body’s immune system attacks and destroys/damages joints in the body–organs may also become involved, and the disease is progressive. While treatable, RA can have both profound–and variable–impact on a person’s life. … Continue reading “Arthritis Awareness Month: A Conversation with Annette”