May is High Blood Pressure Education Month: Why do you need a medical ID if you are taking blood pressure medications?

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.  Sponsored by the CDC, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact high blood pressure can have on health. One of three American adults has high blood pressure, also called hypertension. That’s 67 million people who have to work…

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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 a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others…

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World Asthma Day: You Can Control Your Asthma, You Can Prepare for Emergencies

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day  takes place each year on the first Tuesday of May, falling on May 6th, 2014 this year. The first World Asthma Day, in 1998,…

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Communicating with your Child with Nonverbal Autism

April has been designated national Autism Awareness Month and provides the perfect opportunity for individuals and organizations across the nation to educate their communities about autism.   Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.   The full range of…

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Autism Sparks – Great Resource for Connecting with Your Child with Autism

April has been designated national Autism Awareness Month and provides the perfect opportunity for individuals and organizations across the nation to educate their communities about autism. Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person’s life. The…

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March is Red Cross Month – 10 Ways to Help

Red Cross volunteer

March is American Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated U.S. affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief,…

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Making Valentine’s Day Safe for Your Allergic Sweetie

Valentine’s Day is still over two weeks away, but it’s not too early to start planning, especially if your significant other has food or other allergies.  Here’s a great article with some helpful advice re-posted from CNN.com and written by Elizabeth Landau.   To read the original article, click here. It’s Valentine’s Day, a nationally recognized…

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