COPD is an acronym for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. According to the COPD Foundation, “COPD is an umbrella term used to describe lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma.” November is recognized internationally as COPD Awareness Month. “Throughout the month, the COPD Foundation will partner with respiratory health organizations to host various
Water is one of the basic needs to sustain life on planet Earth. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), “Each day humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. Of course, this varies according to age and gender, and also, by where someone lives.” USGS also quotes H.H. Mitchell of the
Over 14,000 Americans are diagnosed with blood cancers monthly. The two main blood cancers that people are generally are diagnosed with are lymphoma and leukemia. According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in addition to leukemia and lymphoma, other blood cancers are myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative neoplasms. The National Cancer Institute defines blood cancer
ITP is an acronym for immune thrombocytopenia. The National Cancer Institute defines ITP as “a condition in which platelets (blood cells that cause blood clots to form) are destroyed by the immune system. The low platelet count causes easy bruising and bleeding, which may be seen as purple areas in the skin, mucous membranes, and
Potatoes are Among the World’s Healthiest Foods and Most Versatile Root Vegetables – Let’s Explore Which Potatoes Are the Healthiest
Potatoes are among the world’s healthiest foods, available year-round globally, and are a staple in many cuisines. Potatoes are packed with nutrients with far reaching health benefits. However, with the many varieties of potatoes, are there some types that are healthier than others? According to the website, www.potatogoodness.com, “There are more than 200 varieties of
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute, “Diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care are the only ways to prevent vision loss.” The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests the following five
Pancreatic Cancer Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Double Jeopardy-Difficult to Diagnose but Learn the Risk Factors
The American Cancer Society defines pancreatic cancer as, “a type of cancer that starts in the pancreas.” It was predicted that 2019 saw a 2% rise in pancreatic cancer rates as more than 56,700 Americans would be diagnosed with the disease. Among them, was popular game show host Alex Trebek whose diagnosis raised global awareness.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month What are Some Early Alzheimer’s Warning Signs You Should Be Aware of?
Every year since 1983, November has been recognized in the United States as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. It is a wellness campaign to “raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.” The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), states that Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia among the
Each November, National Family Caregivers Month is celebrated across America to honor and recognize family caregivers who selflessly render care around the clock to family, friends, and loved ones who are sick, elderly, or disabled. The Caregivers Action Network (CAN), picks the theme for each year, and for 2020, the theme is, “Caregiving Around the