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Diabetes Awareness Month
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. People do not often know there are three common types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational. All of these types of diabetes are caused by high levels of glucose (blood sugar) in your body, but each type has its own symptoms, risk factors, and treatments.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month
In the United States, 1 out of 10 of babies are born preterm, meaning they are born before they have completed full development during 37 to 40 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm labor babies are more often born with a disability and can also suffer short and long-term health effects including Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), Apnea, Bradycardia, Chronic Lung Disease/Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Jaundice, and others. Preterm labor is also the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States.

Halloween Safety for the Family

Children Trick or Treating in Halloween costumes

Halloween is a family-favorite holiday across the United States. Each year, families dress up as their favorite characters, plan parties, and go trick-or-treating. However, Halloween is not all fun and games; children are more than twice as likely to be struck and killed by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Before the holiday, take time to speak to your family about ways to stay safe on Halloween. Whether you will be trick-or-treating at home or on the road this October 31st, here are some safety tips for you and your family:

Woman who survived breast cancer exercising

In January 2019, there were over 3.1 million women in the United States who were undergoing treatment for breast cancer or who had already finished treatment. In our series for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have already discussed breast cancer prevention and what women can do to lower their likelihood of developing breast cancer. However, it is also crucial to discuss life after breast cancer. Breast cancer affects many women every year and recovery can be a tough and stressful time.

October is breast cancer awareness month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer often touches our lives in many ways, whether it is through the diagnosis of a friend, family member, or our own personal experience. Breast cancer death rates have been steadily decreasing since 1989, but there is still a long way to go in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. One in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime and an estimated 40,000 women are expected to die from it each year.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer awareness month

Less than 20% of ovarian cancer is detected in its early stages. Because of this rate, ovarian cancer is often referred to as “silent” or a “whisper”. This Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we want to amplify the whisper that affects over 20,000 women in the US every year and educate women about the risks of Ovarian cancer, treatment, and scientific progress in the fight against it.

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Overweight child eating snacks and watching tv

In the United States, nearly 40% of adults and 20% of children are obese. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month; this month, take the opportunity to learn about the risks associated with childhood obesity and how to counter them. Obesity is often accompanied with other health concerns and comorbidities for both children and adults. Common risks for children include:

Young girl getting on a school bus

For many families, summer passes in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, it is time to pick the first day outfit, pack the backpack, and send your child off to school. This can be a hectic season of adjusting to new schedules, incorporating new activities into your weekly routine, and adding new stressors to your family’s lives. Overall, however, your family’s health is critical in staying active at work and school. Here are some tips for starting the school year off right:

National Immunization Month

For many adults and parents, it is easy to let their health take a backseat to many of their other daily concerns. While they are often cognizant of their children’s health and vaccination schedules, it is easy to overlook or even forget vaccinations that they may be overdue for. The CDC recommends that adults are regularly vaccinated against several different illnesses.

Breast pain

If you recently read about the Top Five Benefits of Breastfeeding, you may have decided that you are ready to start breastfeeding. However, many women do encounter challenges when breastfeeding that can feel frustrating and discourage them from continuing. The benefits to both mother and child are worth the struggle, so we have compiled a list of the most common breastfeeding challenges and the solutions that we think may help.

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