Here we are, nearly one year since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and a lot about our lives has changed. Until the vast majority of our communities are vaccinated, it is strongly recommended to wear a mask (or better still, double mask) and to social distance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued guidance to help you choose the right type of mask that offers maximum protection.
Choosing a primary care provider is one of the most important health decisions you can make to ensure your health. In the United States, nearly 29% of men and 18% of women don’t have a primary care provider, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
March is National Kidney Month, when we raise awareness about chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than one in seven adults — or 15% of all United States adults — have CKD. That comes out to roughly 37 million people.
February is National Self-check Month. This awareness month serves as a reminder that we must take charge of our own health to increase our chances of avoiding chronic diseases or other preventable conditions.
February is Black History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate African American influence, achievements, and contributions to our nation. We want to showcase a leader you may have never heard of — Onesimus.
Many are finding that their health is taking a back seat, but we must all find ways to remain healthy and strong amid the pandemic. Here are five tips to boost your health throughout the remainder of winter.