Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’

March is DVT Awareness Month

March is DVT Awareness Month. Deep Vein Thrombsis (DVT) also called venous thromboembolism can cause serious illness, disability and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DVT occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein. The most common sites for DVT is in the lower leg, pelvis or thigh.…

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Air Pollution Linked to Chronic and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Research has shown that air pollution is a major risk for chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and stroke. Recent studies show that air pollution is also a major risk for contracting chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, kidney disease and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists are often puzzled why a…

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Walkable Neighborhoods may Lower the Risk for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month February is American Heart Month and today February 7 women all over the United States are wearing red to raise awareness among millions of people of the need to eradicate heart disease and stroke. Research shows that living a healthy lifestyle that includes getting enough physical exercise can prevent heart…

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Hearing Loss may be the Reason for some Kinds of Memory Loss

Is your loved one forgetting things? This may be because they do not properly hear a lot of what is said to them. A study published June, 2019 in the Canadian Journal on Aging suggests that hearing loss may be the reason for some kinds of memory loss. Thus, if a person does not hear…

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Preventing Prediabetes from Developing into Diabetes

By 2025 one in every five Adult Americans will have Diabetes According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), there were about 30.3 million Americans with diabetes (9.4% of the US population) in 2017. This is one in every 10 adult Americans. About 7.2 million people have diabetes that has not been diagnosed.…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Today, December 3, 2019 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The yearly observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to increase awareness about people with disabilities and to promote their rights and well-being in every…

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U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week November 18-24, 2019

ON Monday, November 18, 2019 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week which will continue until November 24. During this week, the CDC and participating organizations will raise awareness about the need for using antibiotics properly and carefully. Antibiotics are powerful drugs that can save lives when used…

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Unusual Kind of Shoe is Helping Stroke Patients to Walk

A special kind of therapeutic shoe was designed to improve stroke recovery in people who are left with a dragging foot. The shoe was engineered by Moterum LLC a startup company located in the University of South Florida (USF) Research Park. Clinical trials have been completed on the iStride shoe which is supposed to hit…

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