Today, more than three million people in the United States and over 65 million people worldwide are living with epilepsy. More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy- combined.
Epilepsy, also known as a seizure disorder, is a disorder of the brain that causes recurrent, unprovoked seizures. It is typically diagnosed after a person has had at least two seizures (or after one seizure with a high risk for more) that were not caused by known medical condition.
Celebrating caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month, enables all of us to:
Raise awareness of family caregiver issues
Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers
Educate family caregivers about self-identification
Increase support for family caregivers
Caregivers come from all ages and walks of life. Anyone can suddenly find themselves as a caregiver with little to no warning or preparation. These special individuals deserve to have their selflessness and dedication recognized and honored.
Today, liver cancer remains the 5th most common type of cancer. Liver Cancer Awareness Month aims to educate people each year about the importance of early detection of Liver Cancer and to promote a healthier lifestyle to help avoid future complications associated with the liver.
Over the years, it has been revealed that many living with latex allergies are those that work in the healthcare industry, or others who are exposed to latex products on a regular basis.
Many don't realized just how much of a common component latex is in many medical and dental supplies, including: disposable gloves, dental dams, airway and intravenous tubing, syringes, stethoscopes, catheters, dressings and bandages.
A few weeks ago, Carol awoke around 630am like she does every morning to start a pot of coffee before bringing her husband John his daily medications.
However, on that Monday morning, the last thing she was expecting was to find her husband had wandered from home. John was diagnosed with late-stage Alzheimer’s a few years ago, and this was his second time wandering.
Carol would’ve likely noticed he was missing earlier, but because he’d been battling bronchitis for a few days, John had been sleeping in the guest room down the hall.