About 20 million Americans currently have HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease. HPV is a major cause of cervical cancer.
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve. This nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In most cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure (IOP).
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities.
The purpose of National Therapeutic Recreation Month is to enhance public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and recreational therapy services, promote inclusive recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.
On this day, the focus is on the redemptive value of human suffering and on the important role of those who are sick in the work of spreading the Gospel.
The main focus of the International Day of Action on Women's Health and the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) lies on protecting the sexual and reproductive health of women.
As recognized by the World Summit, social development aims at social justice, solidarity, harmony and equality within and among countries.
The aim of Eating Disorders Awareness Week is to ultimately increase outreach and awareness of eating disorders and body image issues, while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment resources.
People with developmental disabilities can be friends, neighbors, co-workers, volunteers, teammates, or classmates.
During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, get to know someone with a disability. You’ll see that everyone has something to offer. Recognize ability at work.
In 2011, kidney disease was the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 10% (>20 million) of U.S. adults aged ≥20 years have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and most of them are unaware of their condition
The goal of the people who observe SIAD is to break down the common stereotypes surrounding self-harm and to educate medical professionals about the condition.
Some people wear an orange awareness ribbon, write "LOVE" on their arms, draw a butterfly on their wrists in awareness of "the Butterfly Project" wristband or beaded bracelet to encourage awareness of self-harm.
It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens.
Recognized by the UN
IBS is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. IBS is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In IBS, the structure of the bowel is not abnormal.
Minority Health Month was designed to:
provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention;
promote healthy lifestyles;
showcase the providers of grassroots healthcare resources and information;
highlight the disparate health conditions between Ohio's minority and non-minority populations; and
to gain additional support for ongoing efforts to improve minority health year round.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
Celiac disease is a disorder which causes problems with a persons intestines when they consume gluten.
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, ahead of both back problems and heart trouble, and has been the most common cause of disability for at least the last 15 years.
May is designated as national Older Americans Month to encourage support for American seniors
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited, genetic disease involving the body's mucus producing glands. It is a progressive disease, and affects nearly thirty-thousand adults and children in America. Cystic Fibrosis affects the reproductive, digestive and respiratory systems, and the sweat glands by secreting thick mucus and blocking passageways in the digestive tracts and lungs.
Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety.
... and International AIDS Vaccine Day
Today, nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes or risk factors, scientists are still searching for answers.
The word, 'Brain Tumor,' describe a number of different forms of tumors which span the range of behaviors of tumors as well; both benign and malignant. There are different ways to classify Brain Tumors too. Perhaps the most common way to classify Brain Tumors is by the cells in which they originate.
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)