August 16, 2022 Healthcare Information

Eye health is a part of overall health. Nearly 12.2 million American need some sort of vision correction and don’t use any. As we age, getting an eye exam can detect early signs of damage to your eyes.

August is National Eye Exam month, a great time to schedule a vision exam. Have you been putting off scheduling an eye exam? Take some time to schedule it today!

One in Four Americans with a disability can access and participate more in their workplace and in general communities because of National Independence Day. National Disability Independence Day is celebrated on July 26th in honor of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. It also guarantees their civil rights to access education, translation, and other services.

From narrow doors to small bathroom stalls becoming wheelchair accessible, the ADA broke down everyday barriers for individuals with disabilities. Today, we celebrate National Disability Independence Day!

Sarcoma Awareness Month is recognized in the month of July. Sarcoma is a type of cancer that can occur in different locations of the body. It’s a rare soft-tissue cancer that comes can arise in different tissue structures such as nerves, muscles, joints, and connective tissues. 

Sarcoma is considered the “forgotten cancer” and this month we are challenging the lack of awareness and understanding by encouraging more research and drug development.

National Therapeutic Recreation Week aims to raise awareness of the program and services that can improve the mental, physical, and emotional health, and well-being of others. Therapeutic Recreation uses ascites such as music, art, sport, games, and movements to promote emotional wellbeing and expression while reintegrating into the community.

Our exposure to the sun’s UV radiation will grow as the days get warmer. It is crucial that we shield our skin and eyes from the harm that would undoubtedly result from not taking precautions! Despite the ozone layer’s ability to block dangerous UVC radiation, UVB and UVA rays still manage to slip through. These emit certain radiation that is extremely dangerous to our health.

Before going outside, make sure you’ve applied enough sunscreen. During the hottest part of the day, stay in the shade and wear sun protection, such as sunglasses or a hat.

Observing straightforward guidelines and educating people about the dangers of UV rays could possibly save individuals from fatal health injuries. Enjoy the sunshine while staying safe.

June is Summer Safety Month! We wanted to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of heat-related illnesses that could occur if precautionary steps are not followed.

We advise everyone to stay hydrated and follow simple heat protection steps so that you may remain healthy.

National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month is observed in June to recognize those in the headache and migraine communities who work to recognize headache disorder as a neurobiological disease. 

Migraines impact forty million Americans, and one billion people around the world. Raising awareness of National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month encourages people with chronic headaches to consult a medical professional for proper diagnosis and treatments and serves to further legitimize the harsh realities of the disease.

Community Health Improvement Week is recognized during the first full week of June to honor those working to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities while advancing health equity. 

These healthcare heroes should are recognized for the numerous causes they work for. They advocate for their communities, aiming to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

This week we celebrate the healthcare workers and professionals who work tirelessly every day. Thank you for all that you do.

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, providing an important opportunity to focus on hypertension control and stroke prevention.

According to the CDC, nearly half of all adult Americans have high blood pressure, and of those 75% do not have it controlled. While many believe that high blood pressure is something that happens later in life, high blood pressure can occur at any age. Take time to have your blood pressure checked at least once a year.

Older Americans Month is observed every May. It focuses on again place, in an attempt to keep older adults comfortable in their homes and living independently in their communities for as long as possible. 

This year’s theme is Age My Way, a chance to explore the many ways older adults can be involved with their communities. Take time this month to think about what you want in the future and how you’ll remain involved and connected with your community.

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