National Eating Disorder Awareness week

National Eating Disorder Awareness week

Three of the most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa (severely restricting food), binge-eating disorder (eating exceptionally large quantities of food and losing control over eating behavior), and bulimia nervosa (binge-eating followed b

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February is national Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) awareness month. AMD is the leading cause of low vision and blindness in Americans age 50 years and older and affects 1.6 million Americans. It is also a progressive disease wit

World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January each year. Established in 1954 by French philanthropist Raoul Follereau as a tribute to the life of Mahatma Ghandi who had compassion for people afflicted with leprosy. It aims to raise awar

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

The United States Congress has designated January as Cervical Cancer Health Awareness Month. More than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed yearly with invasive cervical cancer, but this disease can be preventable with a vaccination and