Posts Categorized: Health Awareness

Preventing Birth Defects: 4 Facts

National birth defects awareness

Birth defects refer to physical, mental, or emotional conditions present at birth that can cause lifelong physical or intellectual developmental disabilities. Some of the most common of these disabilities include Down syndrome, spina bifida, cleft lip/palate, and heart defects. Although many of these defects occur as a result of genetic or environmental factors beyond an…

Older Driver Safety Awareness

older driver safety

People who live in California know that driving is essential to getting around and to be able to contribute or participate in the community in any way. Unfortunately, as you grow older, physical limitations can make it more difficult to drive. Spreading awareness about the challenges older people face when driving is crucial to finding…

Choosing Safe Toys: 7 Tips

Choosing Safe Toys

If you’re buying gifts for any children this holiday season, it’s crucial that you choose safe toys. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), roughly 198,000 injuries related to unsafe toys were treated in U.S. hospitals in 2020. Certain toys can cause all types of injuries, from cuts and bruises to more serious injuries, such as…

Avoiding the Flu Over the Holidays

avoiding the flu

The end of the year is typically when families come together to celebrate the holidays. Unfortunately, this time can also lead to an increased risk of catching the flu. The flu is more prevalent in winter because people are indoors more often, allowing the virus to spread more easily. Additionally, colder, dryer air also encourages…

Caregiver Tips: 5 Ways to Lower Stress

caregiver tips

Caregivers are those who provide care for another person, often a family member, friend, or loved one who is ill, disabled, or otherwise in need of assistance. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the majority of caregivers are unpaid. In 2020, it was estimated that around 53 million people in the U.S. were…