Breast Cancer Awareness

In 1985, the breast cancer awareness campaign was one week long and backed by just two organizations. Almost 30 years later, it has grown into an international awareness program that spans the entire month of October, and joins… Read More

What is ALS?

By Leslie Vandever Since August, more than 3 million Americans and other people from all over the world have dumped buckets of ice-water over their heads on social media to help raise funds to fight the devastating motor… Read More

Gaucher Disease Awareness Month

Each October, the National Gaucher Foundation hosts Gaucher Awareness Month to shed light on the importance of early detection and education about this rare disease.   What is Gaucher disease? Named after French doctor Philippe Gaucher, who first described… Read More

Back to School: Sports and Allergies

Here in Texas, back to school time also means high school football season! Yes, Friday night lights really are a thing here. While the general mood associated with football is one of excitement, the sport can also present… Read More

September is blood cancer awareness month

Each September the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society puts a spotlight on blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma in an effort to increase funding for cancer research and patient support services. What are Leukemia & Lymphoma? Leukemia… Read More

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

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