Previous Awareness Matters Articles - 2022
July's Focus is Stroke Awareness
July’s focus is Stroke Awareness. A stroke can happen in an instant and it can be a life-altering event. A stroke can strike anyone no matter your age, ethnicity or sex.
July is UV Safety Awareness Month
Most of us know the sun is bad for our skin but did you know the sun wreaks havoc on the eyes, too? You may not be able to slather your eyes in sunscreen but you can help shield them.
June is Men's Health Awareness Month
June is Men’s Health Awareness Month. Five of the most common health issues you face as a male can carry a risk of serious harm to your vision. Learn the ways your vision can be affected by each of these diseases and what you can do to help avoid them.
June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month
Migraines, even thinking about them may wipe you out. The pounding headache, the nausea, the light sensitivity. The first step in understanding your pounding, unrelenting headache is knowing which kind of migraine you have.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people are feeling like stress or worry is their “new normal”. The long uncertainty of the pandemic has been a lot to handle. If you are feeling more anxious or depressed than usual, you are not alone.
May is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Spring is in the air. The flowers, plants and trees are a welcome sight after a long, cold winter. However, to 35 million Americans with what are called "seasonal allergies," spring is not so beautiful.
April is Stress Awareness Month
You encounter stress every day, often without even realizing it. Whether big or small, these moments can cause your body to release hormones that put you into fight or flight mode, which affects the way you think and act.
April is Autism Awareness Month
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex, lifelong developmental condition that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships and self-regulation.
March is Colorectal Health Awareness Month
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to highlight what it is, who may be at risk and what you can do for yourself and others.
March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, lifelong illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Normally, myelin protects nerve cells. Myelin is a fatty substance that acts like electrical wire insulation.
February is Heart Health Awareness Month
We all know you need regular exercise and a diet filledwith fruit, vegetables and whole grains. However, taking steps to strengthen your heart emotionally is just as important to good health.
February is Children's Dental Health Awareness Month
We all try our best to avoid possible infections in even minor cuts and scrapes but did you know that according to the American Dental Association (ADA), tooth decay is the single most common infectious disease affecting U.S. children?
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for women in the U.S. It’s now the most preventable gynecological cancer and the only one with both screening tests and a vaccine.
January is National Blood Donor Awareness Month
January is National Blood Donor Awareness Month, a critical time to raise awareness about the many benefits of being a blood or plasma donor. Donations are important because there is no alternative for blood; it cannot be manufactured.