Dealing with the September Asthma Peak

Posted on August 28, 2017 by kerri

With Fall brings a different set of challenges for many people with asthma and allergies. Among people with asthma, children are typically hardest hit by the effect of Fall on their asthma, an effect that may be most-pronounced around the third week in September. The September Asthma Peak is a researched health “phenomenon”, where higher-than-average … Continue reading “Dealing with the September Asthma Peak”

Health resources in your community: Libraries?!

Posted on August 18, 2017 by kerri

In a recent post on Seasonal Affective Disorder, I mentioned that some of my local public libraries have special lamps that are used in treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms so that people can try them before making an investment. While perusing the health information at my local library brought up some suspicions (there are … Continue reading “Health resources in your community: Libraries?!”

National Health Center Week: Community Care Access

Posted on August 14, 2017 by kerri

Across America, healthcare is in the forefront of both the media and the minds of most people—those who are healthy and those who live with a pre-existing medical condition. 1 in every 15 people in the US, in all states and territories, including D.C. and Puerto Rico, depend on the Health Centers in their communities … Continue reading “National Health Center Week: Community Care Access”

As discussed in our previous post for Indigenous Peoples Health Day, the health issues of Indigenous people worldwide are no different than those of non-indigenous communities, however, due to a variety of circumstances including finances, geography, cultural and historical influences, and influences of non-Indigenous populations, Indigenous peoples worldwide experience higher-than-typical rates of a variety of … Continue reading “Indigenous Peoples Health Day Part 2: Health Issues and Indigenous Communities”

Indigenous Peoples Health Day

Posted on August 9, 2017 by kerri

August 9 is Indigenous Peoples Health Day. Indigenous communities are diverse around the world, and diverse within the countries they live in. Due to the wide variety of cultures, languages, customs and systems of governance in indigenous communities, the United Nations has not settled on a concrete definition of what it means to be Indigenous. … Continue reading “Indigenous Peoples Health Day”

Shooting up: Immunization Awareness Week – #NIAM17

Posted on August 7, 2017 by kerri

Did you know that there are immunizations that are required at every stage in life? These quick, although sometimes not painless, shots help prevent diseases that can be life-threatening or simply inconvenient and a public health issue. Are you up to date on your vaccines? We’ll get you started with some info for National Immunization … Continue reading “Shooting up: Immunization Awareness Week – #NIAM17”