Posts Tagged: health awareness

Low Vision: What You Should Know

Your eyes are an important part of your health.

February is Low Vision Awareness Month, so let’s raise awareness as it’s important to be able to identify and treat eye disease as early as possible!

Prevalence and Impact of Thyroid Disease

More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems.…

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…