September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to promote advocacy. This week’s Friday Five shares updates about the disease, the latest in research, funding and what the future holds.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Today’s Friday Five focuses on the importance of vaccines on public health and resources to make sure you and your loved ones can become up-to-date on all immunizations.
National Health Center Week is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the missions and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. Today’s Friday Five highlights NHCW23 and focuses on what health centers have to offer.
By Ryan Hennen – World Lung Cancer Day is an important day to raise awareness about lung cancer, its causes, and the importance of early detection and treatment. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and it is estimated that more than two million Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year.
Friday, July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. The 2023 theme for WHD is “One Life. One Liver.” There are over one million hepatitis-related deaths every single year – and one new chronic infection every ten seconds. The World Hepatitis Alliance’s top priories are to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 and encourage people to test and get treated.
Over thirty-seven million Americans are currently living with diabetes, while 1 in 5 are unaware they have it. This week’s Friday Five looks at Power Project, an initiative of the American Diabetes Association.
HealthcareNOW Radio wishes you a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July! Here are some tips and advice to celebrate and enjoy the holiday while still adhering to medical recommendations to stay safe and healthy. Happy Independence Day!
The most common form of cancer in the United States is skin cancer. While some people may be at a higher risk, anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. Check out this week’s Friday Five on how to stay safe in the sun.
This week’s Friday Five discusses the recent breakthrough discoveries in Parkinson’s Disease research.
Pride Month is celebrated throughout the month of June each year in commemoration of its roots in the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. This week’s Friday Five honors Pride Month and takes a look at some of the issues and innovation around LGBTQ+ healthcare.
May is Mental Health Month and this week’s Friday Five offers a special episode of Healthcare Upside/Down focused around hi-tech mental health services, news of crisis lifeline funding, resources and a few more podcasts discussing mental health.
Healthcare NOW Radio celebrates National Nurses Week. Don’t forget to thank the nurse in your life for all they do.