Archives for October 2016

Zika Virus Found in Donated Blood

Florida officials say a donated blood sample has tested positive for the Zika virus. The donation was made within the state, but the donor’s identity is not being released. When it comes to pregnant women zika virus is a particular concern. Learning more about the positive test result can help everyone manage their zika virus fears. Continue reading “Zika Virus Found in Donated Blood” »

Tuning in to Your Bone and Joint Health

How often do you think about your bone and joint health? If you’re like most people, the answer is “not often.” That’s why Bone and Joint Health Week is so important. During this year’s Bone and Joint Health Week, which is October 12-20, you have an opportunity to learn more about healthy bones and joints. Continue reading “Tuning in to Your Bone and Joint Health” »

Talk About Your Medications Month

Talk About Your Prescriptions is a medications month that provides you the opportunity to talk to your doctor meds specialist. When medications are used as prescribed, there are a number of benefits. For example, you’ll have better health as your lifestyle improves. You’ll also stand a greater chance of surviving life-threatening diseases when you talk to your doctor meds specialist. Continue reading “Talk About Your Medications Month” »

Mental Illness Awareness Week

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Although mental health problems are gaining steadier awareness every year, they are often neglected. A majority of mental illnesses are invisible and because we cannot see anything physically broken we can more easily ignore the problem. Millions of people worldwide struggle with mental illness yet it continues to be stigmatized in the workplace and glamorized in the media.

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Heart-Health Risks You Might Not Know About

Heart health is a major concern for everyone. The CDC estimates that 610,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease every year. Prevention is the best means of dealing with heart disease, and the key to prevention is education. Here are heart health risks you may not know about. Continue reading “Heart-Health Risks You Might Not Know About” »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol

With September being Cholesterol Education Month, this is a good time to learn about this heart disease risk factor. You already know that it’s important to have your doctor check your numbers, but your cholesterol education needs to go further. Use Cholesterol Education Month as your opportunity to discover new information. Continue reading “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol” »