Sickle cell anemia is a disease passed down through families. The red blood cells which are normally shaped like a disc take on a sickle or crescent shape. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder. It can occur after you have gone through an extreme emotional trauma that involved the threat of injury or death.
Disability Awareness means educating people regarding disabilities and giving people the knowledge required to carry out a job or task thus separating good practice from poor. It is no longer enough just to know that disability discrimination is unlawful.
Spinal muscular atrophy types belong to hereditary diseases that cause weakness and wasting of voluntary muscles in arms and legs of children.
High blood cholesterol presents a major risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Approximately seventeen-percent of all adults in America have high blood cholesterol.
U.S. Senate Resolution 533 designates September 2014 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking. There are several different types of cerebral palsy, including spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic, hypotonic, and mixed.
Spina bifida is a serious birth defect that occurs when the tissue surrounding the the developing spinal cord of a fetus doesn't close properly.
Disability Employment Awareness Month heightens awareness while recognizing contributions of Americans with disabilities to our workforce and society.
Breast Cancer is a disease, and it is formed by cancer cells that are malignant which have formed in the tissues of the breast, and is considered to be a, 'heterogenerous,' disease; it differs depending on the individual, as well as by the age of the person. It also differs by the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves
Established by The World Federation of Mental Health
International White Cane Safety Day is an opportunity to increase awareness about the white cane, which:
Signifies that the pedestrian using it is blind or visually impaired;
Alerts motorists of the need to exercise special caution and provide the user the right of way;
Symbolizes the independence, confidence and skills of the person who is using it
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or last longer than normal. These problems cause a break in the flow of speech (called disfluency)
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.
Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
Lennox syndrome, is a difficult-to-treat form of childhood-onset epilepsy that most often appears between the second and sixth year of life, and is characterized by frequent seizures and different seizure types
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) involves two diseases that are related; bronchitis and emphysema. Both bronchitis and emphysema involve a chronic obstruction of airflow out of a person's lungs which is commonly both permanent and progressive over time.
Asthma; another pulmonary disease involving obstruction of airflow out of the lungs, is unlike chronic bronchitis or emphysema in that asthma is commonly reversible. Airflow between asthma attacks is usually good.
(Recognized by the UN)
(Recognized by the UN)