World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, created by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in 2012.   Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and it affects the parts of the brain that control memory, thoughts, judgement, language and communication.   World Alzheimer’s Month allows us the opportunity to raise awareness and to educate ourselves and others. […]

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects the central nervous system and skeletal muscle. Those who suffer from SMA lose the ability to walk, eat, and breathe without medical intervention. Spinal Muscular Atrophy symptoms begin at the age in which motor function is affected. The earlier the age of onset, the greater […]

National Eye Exam Month

Eye health is a part of our overall health. Eye-care is much more than how you see, your eyes experience everything from ultraviolet ray exposure to elements of weather and the workplace. It’s important to take care of your eyes, and the best way to do so is through eye exams. As we age, getting […]

Hepatitis Awareness Week

World Hepatitis Day is recognized  annually on the 28th of July, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who first discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and developed the first Hepatitis B vaccine just two years later. Virial hepatitis are a group of diseases more commonly known as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C,  Hepatitis […]