June Is Men's Health Month

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On May 31, 1994 President Clinton signed a bill establishing National Men’s Health Week in an effort to promote awareness, disease prevention and education. In recognition of this bill, Congressman Bill Richardson stated the importance of raising awareness for men’s health, as it is a family issue – impacting not only men but wives, mothers, daughters and sisters.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Posted Friday, June 10, 2016

Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of rare genetic disorders that cause loss and breakdown of cells in the retina. RP affects nearly 1 in every 4,000 people, typically starting in childhood eventually leading to loss of most sight. Please use this guide to better understand and learn about RP.

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Crohn's Disease - Knowledge Is Power

Posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Chronic illness – the diagnosis of any such condition can be an unsettling experience, including discovering that you suffer from Crohn’s Disease. Knowledge is power. This guide has been prepared to help patients understand more about this disease and how to feel their best while living with Crohn’s.

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Osteoporosis: Facts & Prevention

Posted Friday, May 27, 2016

Bones are living, growing tissue made of three major components that make them flexible and strong. There are a variety of factors that increase your risk for developing Osteoporosis. Contrary to popular belief, Osteoporosis is not a part of normal aging. There is much you can do to protect your bones and prevent this progressive condition.

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Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. and is most frequently caused by UV rays from the sun, tanning booths or sunlamps.

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Neurofibromatosis: A Genetic Disorder

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Neurofibromatosis (NF) refers to several genetically inherited conditions that are clinically and genetically different and carry a high possibility of tumor formation. May is NF Awareness Month, a time to draw awareness and educate regarding this rare disorder.

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Shining a Light on Lupus

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue which may result in damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.

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High Blood Pressure (HBP) In Children

Posted Monday, May 23, 2016

Despite popular belief, teens, children and even babies can have high blood pressure, also called HBP or hypertension. It's not just a disease for the middle-aged and elderly. As with adults, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful consequences of this disease.

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Huntington's Disease - Raising Awareness

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Huntington’s Disease is a genetic neurological disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, which impairs a person’s functional abilities, resulting in cognitive, motor and psychiatric disorders.

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Prevent Blindness: Cataract Awareness

Posted Monday, May 16, 2016

Cataract Awareness Month is intended to shed light and educate the public on the most common eye disease. This guide is intended to help educate your patients on what cataracts are, facts, risk factors, symptoms and preventive measures they can take to decrease their risk.

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