Every year on April 7, we celebrate World Health Day, a day chosen by the First World Health Assembly in 1948.The celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day… Continue reading World Health Day
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the world’s most common neurological disorders. In many countries, it is the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults. Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS , the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers… Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Speaking with patients who have experienced COVID-19 and are recovering after hospitalization has provided dynamic insights on the mental health impact having the virus has had on them. Many patients have expressed a change in their mental health with new and increasing fear, stress, and anxiety. One patient stated “I feel lucky to be here,”… Continue reading Mental Health Implications of COVID-19
On this American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge those who live with diabetes. Diabetes can have a multitude of effects on the body and can require diligence and awareness to keep the potential differing manifestations in check. One result of diabetes mellitus some may not be… Continue reading American Diabetes Association- Diabetes Alert Day®
As a child I remember having fond memories of story time, whether it be a bedtime story, scary camping stories, or the stories of my life before I could remember. There is a certain joy, a childlike atmosphere to storytelling; letting your imagination take over, seeing each individual, the landscape, or the event as it… Continue reading World Storytelling Day (March 20th)
This National Sleep Awareness week, Leapcure is championing better sleep, for better health!
In the United States and around the world, breast cancer is one of the most frequently occuring and pervasive conditions. According to Breastcancer.org, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. When discussing breast cancer, we often focus on treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. However, we do not… Continue reading Lymphedema Awareness Month
Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere is the theme for this year’s International Kidney Day Lifestyle is deeply affected in kidney disease patients. Chronic kidney disease, its associated symptoms and its treatment (including medications, dietary and fluid restrictions, and kidney replacement therapy), can disrupt and constrain daily living and impair the overall quality of life of… Continue reading Living Well with Kidney Disease
On International Women’s Day 2021 we’d like to take the time to recognize successes of women around the world as well as to candidly address the work that still needs to be done. Accomplishments have been made and paths have been forged in the acknowledgment of women’s capabilities, but there remains a journey which requires education and action to forge a path of integration and equity.
Medicine and medical care can often be complicated with lots of unknown — especially if you are not a medical professional. It can be a scary time with a lot of information to try to process which can become overwhelming. You may find there are times when a healthcare provider is explaining something to you… Continue reading Why You Should Ask Why