This year National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) takes place from December 6-12th, 2015. NIVW was established back in 2005 by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stress the importance of this vaccine throughout the holidays and beyond.
Spok, Inc. announced that Guthrie, an integrated health system based in north central Pennsylvania and south central New York, is the winner of the 2015 Spok Innovation Award for creatively using Spok® solutions to improve patient satisfaction.
From all of us at Answers Media Company we wish you a safe and happy holiday. Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day. Over the holiday the Surgeon General encourages Americans to talk about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their family.
Follow the American Diabetes Association @AmDiabetesAssn and join the conversation with #StopDiabetes, #diabetes, and #AmericanDiabetesMonth. Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today—nearly 10 percent of the population.
Diabetes Awareness Month was first established in 1975. U.S. presidents and Congress, however, did not start passing proclamations to recognize November as “diabetes month” until the mid 80’s. In 1997, the American Diabetes Association trademarked “American Diabetes Month.”
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in thNe US. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. November is Diabetes Awareness month, pass it on.
WEDI, the nation’s leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announces the winners of its annual awards program. Each award recipient was announced during WEDI-Con 2015 in Reston, Va. on Wednesday, October 28.
What are the key statistics about breast cancer? Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
Many factors can influence your breast cancer risk, and most women who develop breast cancer do not have any known risk factors or a history of the disease in their families. However, you can help lower your risk of breast cancer in the following ways.