Once you choose hope, anything's possible. --Christopher Reeve October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. LEARN MORE Early detection is important. See your doctor to rule out breast cancer if you notice a lump, abnormal thickening of the breast, or any changes in the color or shape of the breast. Ask your doctor or search the web for more information about other early warning signs.
Is someone you love seeing the world like this? They don't have to. August is Cataract Awareness Month Learn More [Click to view] A clouding of the lens in the eye is called a cataract. If necessary, the lens can be surgically replaced to restore vision. Causes of cataracts include aging, heredity, diabetes, eye injury, smoking, and exposure to radiation. Maintaining a balanced diet, getting enough antioxidants, and wearing UV protection sunglasses may help prevent or slow the development of cataracts.
We are beautiful. We are important. We are unique. We are loved. Mental Illness Awareness Week makes us remember that we are all wonderful in our own way. About Mental Illness Awareness Week In 1986, a presidential proclamation was issued to educate the public about and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. This week is a reminder for people suffering from mental illness -- and their families -- to seek treatment with the same urgency as they pursue physical ailments.
Just a friendly reminder to get your mammogram. October 21 is National Mammography Day. LEARN MORE The best method for detecting breast cancer early is still a mammogram. Women should begin regular mammogram screening at age forty.
Celebrate the past. Enjoy the present. Embrace the future. November is Alzheimer's Disease Month and, as the holidays approach, a special time for all families and friends. It is during these coming weeks that we appreciate the importance of shared moments now and beautiful memories of the past. Help to bring back memories and create new ones by supporting the effort to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease. About Alzheimer's Disease Month In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared November Alzheimer's Disease Month to recognize the progress being made against Alzheimer's Disease and increase awareness and support for individuals with the disease and their loving families and friends.
It doesn't take a stroke of luck to prevent a stroke. It takes action and awareness. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the No. 1 cause of adult disability. So, if you think someone may be having a stroke, act FAST. The acronym FAST stands for: FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of his or her face droop? ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Can he or she repeat the sentence correctly? Are the words slurred? TIME: If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is of the essence! Call 9-1-1. In 1989, the National Stroke Association received a Presidential Proclamation recognizing May as National Stroke Awareness Month in an effort to raise public awareness about stroke risk factors, prevention, symptom recognition, and acting FAST to treat stroke.
If only it were this easy. September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month Learn More All adults should have their cholesterol levels checked and know their potential risk for heart disease. A heart-healthy lifestyle -- including moderate exercise, a low-fat diet, and not smoking -- can significantly reduce your cholesterol levels.
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing. -- Socrates November is American Diabetes Month and a time not only to recognize the difficulties and discrimination associated with the disease but to celebrate the 21 million children and adults who live complete and happy lives despite their challenges. About National Diabetes Month Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar in the body to be used for energy. Nearly 21 million children and adults, nationwide, have diabetes. It is the fifth deadliest disease in the U.S. and it has no cure. Every November, the American Diabetes Association encourages the public to learn more about diabetes and the risks associated with the disease.
Age gracefully? Not! Here's to good times ahead. Learn More Healthy Aging Month was created to promote the positive aspects of aging and provide information for people fifty and over to improve their physical, mental, social, and financial well-being.
Nobody is perfect but any day is the perfect day for celebrating all that is original and unique within you. Have a beautiful day. August is Psoriasis Awareness Month LEARN MORE Psoriasis affects millions of Americans, yet remains a commonly misunderstood condition. Learn the truth about psoriasis and about the new treatments that are improving the lives of people with this chronic skin disease.
It's not the age that counts - it's the attitude and what's inside that really matters. It's loving yourself more and more each year and living your life the way you want to live it. And you live it beautifully. Learn More Menopause is reached after twelve consecutive months without menstruation. Symptoms include hot flashes, mood swings, and sleeplessness.
You'd hate to miss out on life's best moments . . . January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the U.S. Each year it affects more than three-million Americans. The best way to detect glaucoma is to have a dilated eye exam at least once every two years.
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything. --Thich Nhat Hanh Because I care about you, just a little reminder January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. LEARN MORE The fifth leading cause of death from cancer in women is cervical cancer. What can you do? Make an appointment for a Pap smear and remind family and friends to do the same.