Eating Disorder Awareness Month: Will You Eat It Or Not?

Posted on February 18, 2016 by admin

Trigger warning: Eating disorders. Eating disorders – such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect both a person’s emotional and physical health. In the United States alone, 30 million people will be impacted by an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Eating disorders can include … Continue reading “Eating Disorder Awareness Month: Will You Eat It Or Not?”

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”

February is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. AMD or Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss affecting over 15 million adults over the age of 50.To understand how AMD affects your vision. Take your left hand and cover your left eye, now make a fist with your right hand. Take your right … Continue reading “To See or Not to See…: Age-related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month”

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”