Posts Tagged: health awareness

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…

National Family Caregivers Month

A caregiver—sometimes called an informal caregiver—is an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. Formal caregivers are paid care providers providing care in one’s home or in a care setting (day care, residential facility, long-term care facility). A…

Home Eye Safety Awareness

Because more eye injuries occur in and around the home, Prevent Blindness America has declared October as Home Eye Safety Awareness Month to help educate the public on steps that can be taken to avoid painful and costly injuries. Find information for your patients on the organization’s dedicated Web page: PreventBlindness.org/eye-safety-home. Each year in the…

Cholesterol Education Month: Why it’s Important

Why National Cholesterol Education Month is Important It shines a light on a silent condition High cholesterol has no symptoms itself, but it can lead to blockages of your arteries. This can result in heart disease. National Cholesterol Education Month raises awareness about this potentially dangerous condition. It urges people to get checked A simple…

What Is MedicAlert Awareness Month?

Having a MedicAlert medical ID on a bracelet or necklace can end up saving your life. Unfortunately, not enough people know what it is. Anyone who has a medical condition of any sort can benefit from having such an ID. To help spread awareness of the ID and how it can save your life, August is MedicAlert…