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Living through a traumatic event such as a hurricane can result in damage to structures, belongings, and even your mental health. Studies after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy examined the mental impact of experiencing a natural disaster traumatic event. In addition to short term distress, some survivors even experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is… Read More »
June is Men’s Health Month. Coming up is also Men’s Health Week, which takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day. This year’s dates are June 11-17, 2018. According to menshealthmonth.org, “the purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease… Read More »
The month of April is designated as Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) typically appears early in childhood when developmental milestones are missed and/or delayed. It is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how one interacts with the world around them. This includes learning, thinking, and social interaction. In more recent years, it… Read More »
This week is National Poison Prevention Week sponsored by The National Poison Prevention Council. On September 26, 1961, the 87th United States Congress passed Public Law 87-319, a joint resolution, requesting that the President of the United States proclaim the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week. On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy… Read More »
March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. Raising awareness is a focus because “three million people across the U.S. live with bleeding disorders that can cause extended bleeding after injury, surgery or trauma, and can be life-threatening if not treated effectively,” explains the National Hemophilia Foundation. What are bleeding disorders? Per MedlinePlus, “Normally, if you get… Read More »