August is SMA Awareness Month

Each August since 1996, Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a nonprofit organization, has hosted an awareness month for Spinal Muscular Atrophy to raise awareness about the disease. What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy? Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) describes diseases… Read More

How to Have an Allergy-Friendly Barbecue

Swim days, camping trips, family vacations, and of course, barbecues. The summer months bring with them lots of outdoor activities and opportunities to get together with family and friends. When you have food allergies, these outings can present… Read More

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month – What is it?

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month This June marks the fourteenth annual “Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month,” a nationwide movement created by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. (MGFA) to raise awareness of the often misunderstood and under-diagnosed… Read More

Scleroderma Awareness Month – What is it?

June is Scleroderma Awareness Month For more than 20 years, the Scleroderma Foundation, its chapters and support groups have recognized June as Scleroderma Awareness Month, marking it with annual awareness and fundraising events, as well as obtaining presidential,… Read More

ALS Awareness and Lou Gehrig

Seventy-five years ago, baseball hall-of-famer, Lou Gehrig, gave an emotional farewell speech to the sport due to his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). While he lost his battle shortly after, the fight to end ALS continues. Great advancements are… Read More

ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month is a campaign to spread awareness of and to raise funds for research for a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).  In the United States, the campaign is observed every year in the month of May…. Read More

Mental Health Month – Why a medical ID is important for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia

May is Mental Health Month Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May by reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.  The purpose of Mental Health Month  is to raise awareness… Read More

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month In honor of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, people all across the country will spread awareness about the disease and encourage others to support the mission to find a cure this May…. Read More

May is Celiac Awareness Month: What is it?

Celiac Awareness Month 2014 begins on Thursday, May 1st,  and is supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (and other relevant organizations). This event raises awareness about celiac disease, and highlights the work of the National Foundation… Read More

Be Better Prepared this National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and… Read More