Ninety-nine percent of the 41 million Americans who wear contact lenses wear, wash, or store their lenses in an unhygienic manner.1 These individuals risk eye infections that can cause irritation, dry eye, a scratched cornea, contact lens intolerance, and even loss of vision.
In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month and WBW 2016, here are some key facts about breastfeeding in the hopes of serving as a resource and empowering women to be successful at breastfeeding.
When I was a little girl, I watched my parents cross the finish line of theDisney Marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training in my uncle’s memory. The cause was meaningful to my family, and the athleticism I observed that weekend inspired me to follow in my parents’ footsteps someday.
A risky position: I thought about my daily routine: 9 or so hours sitting at work, 1 hour commuting each way, plus some sitting at home in the evening… In a flash, my self-image changed from “healthy person” to “mortality statistic waiting to happen.” The next thought was instantaneous: “standing desk!”
“The silent health crisis”—that’s how the Men’s Health Network describes current men’s health statistics. That description is indeed very accurate and on point.
Asthma affects 24 million Americans including 6.3 million children under the age of 18. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies—such as pollen, skin, latex—and this rate is climbing.
It was a little over a year ago that I had agreed to meet Fran for the first time. My heart was racing. My palms were sweaty. I had no clue what I was about to get myself into. “You can do this,” I thought to myself.
Stroke is no joke, but when managing your risks, humor comes in handy. Every awareness campaign has its go-to set of key messages, and Stroke Awareness Month is no exception.
May is Mental Health Month, so the word “stigma” will be popping up on your favorite websites a little more frequently than normal for the next 31 days. And that’s not a bad thing. What is stigma exactly anyways?