Autoimmune Month: Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

[caption id="attachment_1436" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit References[/caption] June has been designated as Autoimmune Month. There are over 100 autoimmune diseases that affect approximately 50 million Americans, 20 percent of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases.  With an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is one of the diseases...

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June is Scleroderma Month

[caption id="attachment_1426" align="aligncenter" width="300"]                    Photo Credit in References[/caption] June is National Scleroderma month. Sclero-what? is unfortunately a normal response when this disease is spoken about. Photo Credit in References This is why the Scleroderma Foundation is working diligently for awareness of this disease. So, what exactly is scleroderma: “Sclero” means “hard”...

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Older American Month: Volunteering Health Benefits

Older American Month: Volunteering Health Benefits [caption id="attachment_1384" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Older American Month[/caption] We are approaching the end of Older American Month and heading into Summer. With the warmer days, what better time to discuss the health benefits of volunteering. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), a 501c3 non-profit shares some of the benefits of volunteering in...

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Cardinal Institute for Health Careers: Who We Are

Our blog is primarily generated to share health-related information, which we at Cardinal Institute for Health Careers believe is beneficial to the community we serve. In this week’s blog, we have decided to share about Cardinal Institute for Health Careers (CIHC) and Cardinal Testing Center (CTC). Who we are and why we do what we do. An incident with CIHC’s...

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Celebrate Older American Month….

May is Older American Month and the theme for 2018 is Engage at Every Age. The Administration on Aging shares on the website, Oam.acl.gov: “The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) take part in activities that enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which...

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National Drug Take-Back Day is April 28th

April 28th is “National Drug Take Back Day” and is an easy way for Seniors to contribute to the fight against drug abuse in our society. The official website, “Take Back Day” shares: “According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription...

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Seniors and Credit Card Theft

During the month of April, we will continue to focus on Seniors. This week, we are focusing on ways to protect oneself from credit card theft. Did you know fraudulent use of credit cards is not limited to the loss or actual theft of a credit card? Deputy R. Vazquez from the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office shared during the Tip of...

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Spring Screenings: Scheduling Health Exams

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit in References[/caption] “CRC (Colorectal Cancer) is too common. Of cancers affecting both men and women, it is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. According to CDC, in 2014 (the latest year for which statistics are available), 139,992 people in the United States were diagnosed with CRC and 51,651 died from it,”...

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Women’s Eye Health…

In a few days, it will be April.  April is “Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month” month.   In this week’s blog, as part of our series on “Women’s Health”, we will be discussing eye health and safety for women. Did you know that women are at higher risk for eye disease?  “Women are at higher risk than men for most...

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Women’s Health: Medication Safety

Women's Health: Medication Safety As each of us gets older, we find ourselves being prescribed medications for health conditions. Medications can be good and can provide a better quality of life. On the other hand, if a medication is not taken as directed, it may cause harm…even death. Everyone needs to follow medication directions, yet for various reasons, it can...

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