In 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day (July 28th) one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days. Today 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C worldwide. Every year 1.4 million people die from this preventable disease. This July 28th – feel free to use the below signature badge … More July 28th: World Hepatitis Day
Did you know that injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44? With summer kicking off on June 21st – take time to familiarize yourself with some tips to prevent common summer injuries like sunburns, heat-related … More June is National Safety Month!
Splashing in a swimming pool is a sure way to have summer fun. But it’s important to make safety a priority to protect children and others in and around the water. Drowning is a leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death … More Swimming Pool Safety for Kids
The best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Stay safe with these tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask him how much you should drink while … More Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Summer is here! Who doesn’t want to be outside, sunbathing, swimming, playing catch on the beach or just barbequing in the backyard? While summer means fun in the sun, make sure you’re not getting too much of a good thing. Avoid consequences of overexposure to the sun like sunburns, premature aging of the skin, wrinkling, … More Don’t Get Burned! Summer Sun Safety Tips