Monthly Health Topics for 2014
Take Action for your health with our Monthly Health topics. Learn about how you and your family can stay healthy all year long:
- October: Think Before You Ink Have you been thinking of getting a tattoo? We are here to tell you to Think Before You Ink. Just to be clear, we are not taking a stand against tattoos. It is important, however, to make sure that cleanliness and post-tattoo care are things you think about before you ink. Don't be reckless and think getting a tattoo is nothing - it is something that can have an effect on your health if you do not have it done in a clean setting, take care of it afterward, etc.
- September: The Skeletons in Your Closet
Ever heard the expression, "skeletons in the closet"? Usually this denotes some deep, dark secret, but we are here to tell you that we all have skeletons in the closet where our family histories are concerned. It is important to realize that your family history can directly affect your health.
- August: Paws-itively Healthy
Some people don’t realize how much a pet can become an integral part of their everyday lives. That’s why it is important to make sure your pet’s health is well cared for too. Keeping your pet healthy inadvertently keeps you healthy as well—owning a pet is literally good for you!
- July: No Bones About It
Osteoporosis is a serious disease of the bones. If you looked at your bones under a microscope, you would see that they have tiny pores that look a bit like honeycomb.When a person has osteoporosis, those pores become much larger and make the bones brittle and weak. As a result, bones can break from a minor fall or, in more serious cases, even from simple actions such as sneezing or bumping furniture.
- June: Music to My Ears
Hearing loss can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, in the last decade, younger and younger people have been diagnosed with hearing loss. Everyday activities may be impacting the quailty of your hearing without you even realizing it.
- May: It's a Stall World
Overactive bladder (OAB) and other voiding disorders can keep you from doing the things you love because you constantly live in fear of being too far away from a restroom.
- April: Hit Me with Your Best Shot
As children get older, it is important to remember that protection from some vaccines begins to wear off. Being aware of the vaccine schedule for preteens and teenagers can give your son or daughter the opportunity to give high school and college their best shot.
- March: Going Viral
HPV, also known as the human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Two vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Adminstration in recent years.
- February: Battle of the Blahz
Many people get tired around 3 p.m. every day and jokingly say they need caffeine to get themselves going. Why does that happen? And what can you do about it?
- January: Agony of deFeet
We’ve all been there—our feet hurt from the wrong type of shoes, improper fit, constantly wearing heels, and being overweight. We've got the answers for your tired hoofers.