Items Tagged ‘Women’s Health’

April 18, 2017

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

It’s National Parkinson’s Awareness Month and we need your help in supporting those with Parkinson’s and finding a cure. Roughly 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, and there still isn’t a cure. Let’s #EndParkinsons today!

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Tags: Men's Health, Parkinson's, Women's Health


April 7, 2017

World Health Day

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Today is World Health Day so #LetsTalk. Depression has become center stage in 2017 for a variety of reasons, and it affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. Mayo Clinic recommends several tips to cope with depression: Simplify your life Write in a journal Read self-help books Locate helpful […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health


March 13, 2017

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Did you know colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers? But only if you take the proper steps. National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month educates and motivates men and women to know the facts, get screened and spread the knowledge. To help prevent colon cancer, doctors recommend: Regular screenings between the ages of 50 […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer is preventable. Get screened today., Men's Health, Visiting Mayo Clinic, Women's Health


March 7, 2017

National Sleep Awareness Week

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Are you having troubles staying awake, even as you read this post? You’re not alone. Approximately 50-70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Mayo Clinic and the National Sleep Foundation have tips to help you sleep better, so you won’t have to rely on caffeine to get you through the day. Make time for the […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health


February 20, 2017

Shoveling snow could lead to a trip to the hospital

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Are you shoveling safely? Each year, 11,000 people are hospitalized due to snow shoveling related accidents. Patients suffer from back and head injuries, bone fractures and sometimes even heart attacks. Minimize your risks by: Using a quality light-weight shovel with a good grip Shoveling straight ahead to minimize twisting and trying to push instead of […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Heart & Blood Health, Men's Health, Women's Health


February 13, 2017

Fact: Unlike candy hearts, yours could get heart disease.

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

It is not uncommon to see an abundance of hearts this time of year. While Valentine’s Day contributes to this, February is also American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The good news is that heart disease can be preventable by pursuing a […]

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Tags: heart and blood health, Men's Health, Women's Health


January 24, 2017

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

Birth defects affect millions of babies each year, but they can be prevented. For many newborns with a birth defect, there is no family history of the condition. Many birth defects are not found immediately at birth. One step physicians recommend is taking folic acid once a day to help the baby’s brain and spine […]

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Women's Health


January 17, 2017

Cervical Health Awareness Month

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

More than 12,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and more than 4,000 of women will die due to this disease. We’d like to reduce that number by spreading the word that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, so spread […]

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January 10, 2017

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

It’s National Folic Acid Awareness Week – did you know it’s one of the most important supplements you can take as a mom-to-be? Consuming folic acid daily can help prevent neural tube birth defects, like spina bifida and anencephaly. Women also need a sufficient amount of folic acid even before becoming pregnant, as birth defects can develop within […]

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November 30, 2016

Sweating in November? Get Help Managing Menopause

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Menopause – the part of life every woman is looking forward to, right?  As much as we’re all dreading it, it’s unfortunately inevitable. So what’s the bright side? There are a lot of treatments available to help manage symptoms like hot flashes and sleeping issues. Remember, every woman will eventually go through it, so you’re […]

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Tags: Women's Health