Posts Categorized: Health News

March is about Sleep Awareness

A good night’s sleep is more important than you might realize. The amount of sleep you get and the quality of that sleep have an enormous impact on your wellbeing. Not only does it affect mental health, but it also affects your physical health as well. Raising awareness about the importance of sleep is essential…

Poisoning: Prepare, Prevent, Protect

Poison Prevention

When it comes to safety awareness, there’s one big risk that many don’t know about: poisoning. Many people assume it’s a rare occurrence here in California. Yet poisoning is the leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S., surpassing even car accident-related deaths. In 2019, there were over 2.1 million poison exposures reported to poison…

National Burn Awareness Week

burn awareness week

People rarely think about severe burn injuries. It’s often assumed house fires are the only real cause of burns; however, there are many risks that can lead to burn injuries. Burn injuries are one of the main causes of wounds and death in the U.S., which is why February 4-10, 2021 was named National Burn…

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

The AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) established Older Driver Safety Awareness Week to spread awareness of how changes to physical, mental, and sensory abilities can affect your ability to drive safely. It’s important to understand that Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, which is December 7-11, 2020 doesn’t only focus on the problem, but also provides solutions.…

Antibiotics Entering The River Thames Could Result in Superbugs

superbugs

Superbugs have started to become a bigger problem over the years because bacteria are becoming resistant to certain antibiotics. A “superbug” is essentially an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause numerous health issues due to an inability to treat it with standard antibiotics. The chief medical officer in England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said superbugs could…