Posts Categorized: Health Awareness

Why Glaucoma Awareness is Important

It’s a silent disease Open-angle glaucoma, the most common type, has no symptoms. Without treatment, those affected will slowly lose their peripheral vision. As glaucoma remains untreated, people may miss objects to the side and out of the corner of their eye. It gives others a voice National Glaucoma Awareness Month helps patients cope. It’s…

Birth Defects Awareness

Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. Birth defects change the shape or function of one or more parts of the body. They can cause problems in overall health, how the body develops, or in how the body works. There are thousands of different birth defects. About 120,000 babies in the United…

January is National Blood and Organ Donor Month!

Why Give Blood? You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing to do. Some do…

Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2021-2022 Season

What’s New for 2021-2022 Most people who get flu will recover on their own in a few days to two weeks, but some people will experience severe complications, requiring hospitalization. Secondary bacterial infections are more common with influenza than with COVID-19. A few things are different for the 2021-2022 influenza (flu) season, including: The composition…

Staying Safe As an Older Driver

The week of December 6th to December 10th was designated as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Driver safety awareness is something that everyone needs to keep in mind as they grow older. Unfortunately, everyone will begin to undergo physical, mental, and sensory changes that can make driving safely a…