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Stay Healthy This Thanksgiving, KC

Have you recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness or disease? With Thanksgiving just a few days away, you’ll want to make sure that a family staple won’t trigger any bad side effects. Of course, ask your doctor for complete guidance concerning severe diseases like Crohn’s or Diverticulitis. This list is a simple reminder for individuals with lower-risks. Continue reading “Stay Healthy This Thanksgiving, KC” »

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Don’t Ignore the Signs

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that causes a decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. Symptoms can progress slowly over the course of many years or they can progress rapidly over only a few years. Individuals may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor as soon as possible. Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Don’t Ignore the Signs” »

How to Have a Fun and Healthy Halloween

Are your little monsters hyper enough? Halloween is a time for free candy and frightful fun but all of the unhealthy treats can spook any parent. Below are a few ways to keep your kids on track. Continue reading “How to Have a Fun and Healthy Halloween” »

STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket — Get Tested Today!

Federal experts say that the number of people in the US with one or more STD has reached an all-time high in 2016. The previous two years were also record-setting years for STDs — there is no end to the rise in sight. Continue reading “STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket — Get Tested Today!” »

Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. There is a wide variety of mental illnesses, from Seasonal Affective Disorder and PTSD to Alzheimer’s and drug addiction. In 2015, an estimated 43 million Americans with a diagnosable mental disorder. A great many suffer from more than one illness at a time. Continue reading “Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone” »

Educate Your Teens About STDs

Just because school is back in session does not mean your kids are going to become model citizens. Though some are just born with good common sense, many teens love to go to parties with friends, date new people, and try new things — even if it means exposing themselves to STDs. Continue reading “Educate Your Teens About STDs” »

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

This year marks 54 years of newborn screening in the United States. Throughout September, the newborn screening community rallies together around the principle that all babies deserve a healthy start.  Continue reading “September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month” »

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds the breastfeeding campaign in hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding. Research shows that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea, and respiratory illnesses; they may also be less likely to develop childhood obesity. Continue reading “National Breastfeeding Awareness Month” »

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

This Friday, July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, 194 governments adopted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which includes a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C in the next 13 years. The first ever global movement NOhep was launched by the community to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Continue reading “July 28th is World Hepatitis Day” »

Know the Symptoms of Group B Strep

July is International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month. Approximately 1 in 4 pregnant women carries GBS, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns (CDC). GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.

Not all babies exposed become infected but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. It can cause miscarriage, stillborn, premature birth, extreme illness, lifelong handicaps, or death. Even babies born to mothers testing negative can become infected by Group B Strep. Continue reading “Know the Symptoms of Group B Strep” »