National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week

Accidental poisonings are a leading public health problem and cause of death from injuries in the United States as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (1). National Poison Prevention Week is designated in...
World TB Day

World TB Day

TB is primarily acquired following inhalation of aerosolized Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli and the majority of TB cases are pulmonary in nature. In 1882 Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis...

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which destroys the body’s immune system, resulting in AIDS. HIV lives in blood or white blood cells. HIV infection began in the 1970s but scientists were unaware of its existence and today more than 35 million people...

American Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes affects about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population. A population of 7.2 million Americans which is almost 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease. Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, where blood glucose levels are...

Epilepsy Awareness Day

Epilepsy which is a neurological condition affecting the nervous system, also known as a seizure disorder and can affect anyone with a brain. It is usually diagnosed after at least two seizures not caused by some known medical condition. Epileptic seizures are caused...

Brain Awareness Week

The human brain, a large mass of nerve tissue that’s protected within the skull is one of the most complex systems on the earth. Every component of the brain works together to keep the body functioning. Some of the main functions of the brain are processing sensory...

National Sleep Awareness Week

A good night’s sleep is an important aspect of your physical and mental health. Along with nutrition and exercise, sleep is also considered one of the important elements for healthy living.  Inadequate sleep can result in several medical problems such as diabetes and...

Patient Safety Awareness Week

The Health care system is organized by people where errors could happen. Although there are systems developed to reduce the errors they don’t necessarily prevent all mistakes. Some studies even suggest that medical error could have caused as many as 400,000 deaths in...

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV and AIDS still continue to be a widespread public health issue with women particularly remaining vulnerable to the infection. HIV can be different in women when compared to men. For instance, a woman has a higher risk of getting the infection with vaginal sex,...