March Health Observance: National Poison Prevention Week

More than 2 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers each year across the country. Your local poison control center in works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to respond to your needs in the event of a poison emergency. This post is a part of the annual National Poison Prevention Week,... Read More

February Health Observance: Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week, 7-14 February 2020 #CHDAware #1in110

About Mended Little Hearts Mended Little Hearts (MLH) is the nation’s largest congenital heart disease (CHD) support program. Starting in 2004, it currently has 63 chapters in 30 states. MLH is a program of Mended Hearts which has been supporting heart patients and families since 1951. MH and MLH have over 21,000 members, 285 chapters, and visit 185,000 patient and... Read More

January Health Observance: Folic Acid Awareness Week, January 6-12

Not into eating cereal? Check out Harvard Medical School's list of foods containing folic acid.  One caveat: folic acid is surprisingly better absorbed as a supplement than as a food (85% versus 50% absorption). unsplash-logoSai De Silva Read More

October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman... Read More