Spring is in full bloom, which means summer is right around the corner! The days are getting longer and warmer with more time being spent outdoors in the fresh air.
The 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists conference was held in Cleveland, Ohio April 7–10. With more than 600 attendees, including leading researchers, policy experts, public health officials, and practicing clinicians presenting alongside top-tier national health and medical reporters, it was hard for me, as a former reporter, to choose which sessions to attend.
April marks STD (also known as STI—sexually transmitted infection) Awareness Month, an annual month-long observance intended to increase public awareness surrounding the prevention, testing, treatment, and impact of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States.
In March, I had the pleasure of attending the National Council Conference (NatCon16)—health care’s annual behavioral health conference.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. CRC develops in the gastrointestinal tract, specifically in the colon or rectum. It can be deadly, especially if left undiagnosed and untreated.
World TB Day, held each year on March 24, commemorates Dr. Robert Koch’s 1882 discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis and increases awareness of this deadly worldwide epidemic. This year’s theme is “Unite to End TB.”
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives founded Brain Awareness Week as a global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, this health observance unites neuroscientists, teachers, students, and appreciators of the brain worldwide to become involved in interactive events and activities that celebrate the brain. This year, Brain Awareness Week was held March 14‑20.