Women’s Health

World Pneumonia Day

pneumonia worldwide and the impact pneumonia has on people of all ages, but especially young children under age 5. Advocates will kick off the first annual World Pneumonia Day with a summit in New York City. More than 100 scientists, political leaders, public health organizations and donors will meet to discuss pneumonia prevention, treatment and protection for the world’s vulnerable ... Read More »

Shingles: What Is It And Who Is At Risk

Shingles is a painful skin rash often with blisters and lesions that look like pimples. Shingles or herpes zoster is a viral infection caused by Varicella (the chickenpox virus) and affects at least 1 million people a year in the Unites States according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus lies dormant in nerve cells after ... Read More »

PTSD and Returning from the War Zone

In 2003 the United States put 248,000 troops in place to prepare for the invasion of Iraq. On Friday, February 27, 2009, President Barack Obama stated his responsibility to ending the War in Iraq, in a speech to Marines. During that speech, President Obama says “by August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will finally come to an end‚Äù. ... Read More »

Pink The New Fall Color

Living in Colorado, October is usually a month we think of driving to watch the Aspens change in their warm colors orange, red and gold, but things are changing. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) has raised such a great awareness around the world, that almost anywhere you turn during the month of October you will be sure to find ... Read More »

Concussion in Sports

A concussion is an alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness and is caused by a traumatic blow to the head. Concussions from sports are an epidemic according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A concussion can occur from any contact in a competitive sporting environment but a football collision is ... Read More »

Asthma and H1N1 Influenza

People of all ages with asthma are at a higher risk for flu related complications such as pneumonia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are stressing that these patients should take all the same precautions that the general public is taking however there are a few extra steps to limit their exposure for serious complications. The H1N1influenza patients ... Read More »

The Change of Seasons Makes Me Feel SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is connected to the seasons, mostly during the fall and winter. It is also referred to as the “winter blues”. SAD is a seasonal disruption of the mood. Symptoms appear in the winter beginning in September and resolve in the spring. The disorder is primarily connected to the length of ... Read More »

Things To Know About Brain Cancer

We recently lost a great voice for the cause of healthcare reform and social justice to a tragic disease. Senator Edward Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant glioma of the brain in May of 2008 and succumbed to the disease August 25, 2009. His diagnosis came after suffering a seizure and he underwent surgery to remove part of the tumor ... Read More »

Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic disease of metabolism distinguished by the body’s inability to produce enough insulin, and/or a resistance to the insulin being made. Symptoms include increased urination, increased thirst, nausea, fatigue and blurry vision. Type 1 is usually found in younger patients and requires insulin. 16 year old Nick Jonas of the boy band the Jonas Brothers ... Read More »

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

The wildfire season is well under way as evidenced by the burning in California and the west. During the height of the recent California wildfires public health officials recommended that outdoor activities should be limited and people with respiratory conditions remain inside. Experts claim that the wildfire season has the potential of being extensive this year so what are the ... Read More »