The heat of the moment: Burn Awareness

Posted on February 6, 2018 by kerri

Often, burns occur quickly. Sometimes, burns are preventable, but other times, unfortunate scenarios that no one could have prevented result in burns of varying severity. This week is Burn Awareness Week—which applies to both being aware of the effects of burns, knowing how to treat minor burns, and prevent burns. The degrees of burns Most … Continue reading “The heat of the moment: Burn Awareness”

Sometimes it’s about the outside: Healthy Skin Month

Posted on November 22, 2017 by kerri

Usually, it’s about what’s on the inside that counts. However, for Healthy Skin Month, November, let’s take a look at what’s on the outside! If you’re anything like me, I pay fairly little attention to my skin aside from washing regularly, wearing sunscreen when my activities warrant, and using moisturizer—in fact, even moisturizer is something … Continue reading “Sometimes it’s about the outside: Healthy Skin Month”

Suicide Prevention Week: Do you know how to save a life?

Posted on September 4, 2017 by kerri

Recently, I’ve been diving back in to teen books—many of which I actually read in my teenage years, and am revisiting now. One is the diary of a (fictional) sixteen-year-old boy whose best friend struggles with depression, and the character, Ducky, finds himself struggling with the warning signs, and over his diaries, physically saves his … Continue reading “Suicide Prevention Week: Do you know how to save a life?”

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”

Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Day: What is it?

Posted on July 21, 2017 by kerri

July 22 is Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Day. Fragile X Syndrome, also known as FXS and Martin-Bell Syndrome, among other names [1], is a genetic condition which causes intellectual disability, and also is associated with characteristic physical features of the syndrome. Each person with Fragile X Syndrome will have a variable presentation of the syndrome—they … Continue reading “Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Day: What is it?”