Despite growing awareness and advances in treatment, this fast-growing developmental disorder has enormous personal, family, and economic impact – and no known cure. Learn more about Autism and what medical professionals currently know, in this infographic from Guide to Nursing Degrees.
Did you know that 50 million American adults have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis? May is designated as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Throughout the month, advocacy organizations like the Arthritis Foundation will be working with local communities all over the country in order to help raise further awareness for this common medical condition. In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, Avail Clinical Research has created the following infographic which may help to paint a picture of what this observance is all about.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it is time to start protecting yourself and your family against the fastest growing form of cancer in America. Learn how the letters “ABCD” can help your skin, and several ways of lowering your risk of developing melanoma with the following infographic from Northwest Pharmacy. Keep your skin happy and healthy this summer, and every day.
It is May once again, and that means that it is Lupus Awareness Month. May 17th is the official Put on Purple Day where thousands will be wearing whatever purple they have to help raise awareness for the estimated 1.5 million Americans living with this chronic autoimmune disease. You can learn about Put on Purple Day and many of the other awareness events that will be taking place during May in the following infographic developed by Achieve Clinical Research.
Bipolar Disorder is a common and disabling psychiatric illness that is often misdiagnosed in patients presenting with depressive episodes. Physicians should consider this diagnosis in all patients that are showing signs of depressive symptoms since up to 20% of those with unipolar depression will go on to develop a bipolar disorder. This disorder is even present in many well-known celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones who has publicly spoken out about having the illness in order to encourage others to seek medical help.
Did you know that every 20 minutes someone in North Carolina is hospitalized from a stroke? That’s 72 North Carolinians each day who are suffering from a brain attack that can be prevented with proper diet, exercise, and blood pressure control. The Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force, the North Carolina Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, and The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence invite you to help spread this important public awareness message by sharing this stroke infographic.
Malaria claims populations larger than the size of U.S. cities like Boston, Seattle, Baltimore, Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C. every year. Let’s take a closer look at the progress that has been made in the fight against this needless killer that takes about 655,000 lives each year. Every minute, malaria claims a life in Africa; but, malaria mortality rates are falling. Just a few short years ago, statistics showed a child died every 30 seconds of the mosquito-borne disease.
Many diseases once associated with aging, are now being linked to chronic inflammation (CI). CI weakens the body and immune system and is the leading cause of many diseases within the United States. Check out the infographic below presented by best-rn-to-bsn.com to learn more about CI.
About 1 in 50 children in the Untied States have autism. It is considered the fastest-growing developmental disability in the US. Check out the infographic below presented by InsuranceQuotes to learn more about the numbers behind autism in America.
How much do you know about Alzheimer’s disease? Regardless of whether you know nothing of it or have already come across this disease (directly or indirectly), it would be useful to become aware of the situation concerning Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, including its influence on economics, health and people’s lives. AutumnGrove Cottage invites you to learn the facts and figures on Alzheimer’s disease in the infographic below.
Did you catch the flu this season? Or are you still hoping you won’t succumb to this illness? Whether you have an immune system of steel or you unfortunately caught the flu bug, read on to learn the germy truth of the influenza virus in this infographic by eCollegeFinder. Now go wash your hands!
This infographic from Cerebral Palsy Family Network provides some great information on cerebral palsy and the affects on the body. Learn about the signs at different ages for onset.
Where you live and using certain household items could put you at a higher risk for cancer. This infographic presented by Best Nursing Schools highlights America’s cancer hotspots as well as household items that may cause cancer. Check it out below to learn more.
Approximately 48% of all intensive care unit patients have catheters at some point during their hospital stay in the United States. However, central lines, like any venous catheter, disrupt the integrity of the skin, which can cause deadly bloodstream infections. Studies show that 90% of catheter-related bloodstream infections occur with central lines. That’s why proper catheter insertion and maintenance is so important. Our curos disinfecting port protectors help with infection control in hospitals.