Harvard Medical School’s Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D., offers his thoughts on how to support a child's mental health and shares the remarkable story of a young man with autism. President Obama has proclaimed May 2013 as National Mental Health Awareness Month, and SAMHSA celebrates Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9 and throughout the year.
When Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin released the Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding in January of this year, her goal was to “set forth the important roles and responsibilities of clinicians, employers, communities, researchers, and government leaders, and to urge us all to take on a commitment to enable mothers to meet their personal goals for breastfeeding.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three of the leading men’s Health issues are heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Each of these can be prevented, controlled, and even alleviated with exercise.
“Aging is not for the faint hearted,” my grandmother told me as she took cautious steps from the car to the back door of our house. I was 6 then, and she had just turned 60. Things have changed. People say 60 is the new 40. To support that claim, this year’s National Women’s Health Week spotlights energetic older women who participate in 5K and 10K races, triathalons, and marathons.
An effective design for a women's Health campaign considers the diversity of the community you want to reach and engage. This diversity may actually also incorporate the men, children and coworkers surrounding a woman as many "women's issues" are actually issues that impact us all.
With National Women’s Health Week upon us, IQ Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of health information for the government and private sectors, is launching a new website with an initial focus on women’s health.
In 2010 the United Nations Environment Programme found that more people died worldwide because of contaminated and polluted water than were killed by all forms of violence, including wars. This shocking finding reflects the fact that nearly a billion people throughout the world—about one in eight—lack access to clean drinking water.