Inflammation is the body’s natural healing response to trauma, allergens and infection. However, when that necessary process goes awry, chronic inflammation can cause severe tissue damage and oxidative stress to your system. This infographic explains the causes, known treatments and hallmark signs of chronic inflammation.
How have epidemics affected life in the USA? Check out the infographic below to learn the answer to this question and more.
Alzheimer’s Disease has been affecting about 35 million families worldwide. Because of the growing number, September has been declared to be a World Alzheimer’s Month. In observance to it, ACSIA created an infographic to help raise the awareness and grow advocates for the condition.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Vibration White Finger, is an industrial disease caused by the continuous use of vibrating hand-held tools and equipment such as; chainsaws, pneumatic drills and power drills. This disease effects people numbered in the tens of thousands. The condition affects the nerves, muscles, arm joints and blood vessels after extensive exposure to vibration frequencies of between 5 and 2000 Hz, although the greatest risk exists between the frequencies of 5 and 150 Hz.
Many people are under the assumption that Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a rare condition, however it actually affects around 1 in every 400 children born in the UK. Although the majority of cases are caused by unfortunate circumstances arising during pregnancy, there are a small few avoidable instances of children being born with cerebral palsy because of the negligence of a medical professional.
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.