Stroke is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States. Anyone can have a stroke at any age. 700,000 people per year experience a new or recurrent stroke. Every three minutes, someone in the United States dies from a stroke. Recognize and control risk factors for stroke for this is key in stroke prevention. Remember 80% of strokes are preventable.
Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? To be honest, I didn't realize that stress had its own month and really a whole year of stress bundled into one month worth of awareness, does that seem fair? But the fact is we all experience stress from time to time - and we all know that anything in moderation is not necessarily bad, stress hormones in small doses help the body's natural alarm system.
April is World Autism Awareness Month, a global effort to raise awareness and attention on the issues affecting those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. and costs families $60,000 a year on average. Even though autism is widespread, awareness about the condition is not.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 142,820 people will be
diagnosed in 2013 and that 50,830 will die from colon cancer in the
United States yet people accept myths (though inaccurate) as common
knowledge making the disease even more dangerous than it is.
Contributed By Carrie Knoll, M.D., American Board of Pediatrics, and Sleep Medicine and Roger Darwicki, RPSGT, CPT, RST from Pomona Valley Hospital Adult and Children’s Sleep Disorders Center
On Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. clocks are turned forward 1 hour so here are some quick tips for a successful transition to daylight saving time for Adults and Children.
Preschool children are usually early birds, and are probably the first ones up in your house. They usually do not have a problem with daylight savings time. However, school age children and teens can find the earlier wake up time very difficult. Here are some things you can do to help them adjust: