Announcing the second seminar of the IQ Solutions Knowledge Improves Lives Speaker Series! Featured at the event: Uncle Sam Wants You (to Optimize Your Content) by Karen McGrane. Event takes place July 24, 2014 at the IQ Solutions Offices.
Mental illness in the African American community is often times misunderstood, ignored, or stigmatized. The rates of mental illness in the African American community are similar to those of the general population. However, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, the African American community is underserved by the nation’s mental Health system.
A friend of mine in White River Junction, Vermont, forwarded me an e-Health alert about the importance of recognizing the symptoms of stroke and acting quickly on that information. It was one of those unsolicited, forward-it-to-10-other-people emails that make sense if you’re passionate about the subject. For personal and professional reasons, I want to pass it on.
The adverse consequences associated with poor Health are well chronicled, from overweight and obesity to diabetes and arthritis. The Nation’s economic downturn hasn’t helped the situation at all. In fact, according to data from an American Heart Association poll, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed admitted that the economy has adversely affected their ability to take care of their Health. Over a third of respondents reported skipping their preventive care appointments, not taking medications as prescribed, or foregoing dental visits, while a quarter of those surveyed reported that they had canceled gym memberships within the past 6 months.