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Friday, June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day HHS and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) recognize June 19 as World Sickle Cell Day. This international awareness day is observed annually with the goal to increase public knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease (SCD). To learn more about the disease, please visit… Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an A to Z list of interventions and strategies for responding to HIV. Each intervention or strategy on the list links to additional information, and icons beside each intervention or strategy name indicate if the intervention is used to diagnose, treat prevent, and/ or respond to… Read More »
Do you experience migraines? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 12% of the U.S. population experiences migraines and occur in both children and adults. Migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too… Read More »
The Family Caregiver Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care. The organization provides resources and support for caregivers. Their Resources by Health Issue or Condition page provides information about caring for specific conditions from ALS to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Caregivers will find information to… Read More »
The organization, Prevent Blindness, provides access to professional eye care for low income families around the county. The organization recently made freely available the Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit which offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for… Read More »
Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so… Read More »
Speaking Up About Mental Health! NIH invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to submit essays that explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The essays should describe a teen’s understanding of a specific mental health issue and… Read More »
The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.
Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a familiar past is reassuring. However, when celebrations, special events, or holidays… Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives.
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