February 2 – Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) announces the establishment of Rheumatoid Awareness Day to be held each year on February 2, giving people with the chronic illness known as rheumatoid arthritis, or rheumatoid disease, a day of recognition. Because the disease is commonly presumed to be a type of arthritis, awareness is lacking, causing problems with disability accommodations, clinical care, healthcare reimbursement and research funding. February 2 already boasts the observance of Groundhog … [Read more...]

Cervical Health Awareness Month

JANUARY IS CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH What is Cervical Health Awareness Month? The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.  During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Some of the issues you may wish to highlight are personal stories of women and family members/caregivers battling issues related to their persistent HPV/precancer and/or cervical cancer. You may … [Read more...]

Being “stroke smart” also means being heart smart

"Listen to your bodies, argue with your doctors, stand up for yourself, and most of all, take care of your health. It is easy to lose, and so very difficult to get back." -- stroke survivor Linda I. Sign the Charter to Prevent Stroke with One Click Limbs that won't budge, the corner of the mouth sagging, one eye shut. We all know what the aftermath of a stroke looks like. But do we all understand what many of our Care2 members learned the hard way: preventable stroke can happen to anyone? … [Read more...]

Signs & Symptoms of Nervous Break-down

Signs And Symptoms Of A Nervous Breakdown Signs or symptoms that indicate a person is possibly facing a nervous breakdown can vary from person to person. The terms "nervous breakdown" and "mental breakdown" have not been formally defined through a diagnostic system such as the DSM-IV or ICD-10, and are nearly absent from current scientific literature regarding mental illness. Although "nervous breakdown" does not necessarily have a rigorous or static definition, surveys of laypersons suggest … [Read more...]

Melanoma on the rise especially in women

Melanoma on the rise especially in women Between 1970 and 2009, cases of cutaneous melanoma have risen drastically, especially among young women under the age of 40. According to a population-based study carried out by researchers from the Mayo Clinic and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the incidence of melanoma has increased over the last forty years by a factor of eight in women and by a factor of four in men. These rates are higher than those published by the National … [Read more...]

The Mayo Clinic: 10 Tips to Coping Holiday Stress!

    ~~ Celebrating the Holidays in 2012 ~~     Stress, depression and the holidays: 10 tips for coping with 'stress and/or depression'   ... don't ruin your holidays and hurt your health.   The holiday season,  starting in early December continues through New Year's Day, often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression.      ... and it's no wonder. In an effort to pull off a perfect holiday, you might find yourself facing a dizzying array of demands — … [Read more...]

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