A cancer diagnosis is an experience that nobody wants to face. In addition to attending medical appointments and treatment therapies, you must deal with the emotional ramifications of such a significant medical issue. While life has permanently changed for you, the financial responsibilities of life do not disappear.
As of 2015, over 36 million people around the world currently live with HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that over a million people die of the disease each year.
Thanks to continuing medical advancements, this mortality rate is no longer on the rise. However, treatments can be costly, and are only available to a little more than half of all people suffering from the disease.
Even still, there is also a large stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, which can also contribute to people remaining silent about their diagnosis and failing to seek proper treatment.
When people think about September, they have a tendency to think of Labor Day and the start of the school year. They’re much less likely to think about September as Tumor Awareness Month.
Alzheimer’s can be a deeply painful disorder for those with the condition and their loved ones. Since it can cause severe memory loss, it leaves people unable to engage in the activities they used to enjoy and interact with the people they loved. Worse yet, it remains relatively mysterious-- we don’t know for a fact what causes it.
You may have had your job for one month, one year, or even one decade. Either way, it can be a shock when you suffer from an illness or accident that leaves you unable to work. Suddenly, things like buying groceries and paying your bills are impossible due to your new lack of cash flow. At this point, you probably feel stuck.
Over 1 million American veterans have a VA disability rating of 70% or higher. According to the VA’s disability percentage breakdown, a rating of 70% or more indicates that a veteran’s condition is severe enough to prevent them from working regularly or living without assistance of some kind. This is also part of the requirement for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), which is provided to Americans who are considered “totally and permanently disabled”.
Around 1 in 30 Americans experience some degree of scoliosis. It is both the most common spinal deformity as well as the least predictable one, seeing as we are still unsure of what causes almost 80% of cases. However, with recent medical advancements, treatment allows the majority of people with scoliosis to heal and continue living normal, healthy lives.
Continue below to learn more about scoliosis and see why, this June, it is time to spread awareness, knowledge, and motivation to fight for a future without scoliosis.
Every June since it’s beginning in 1994, people around the world wear blue in support of men’s health. Men’s Health Month was created to inform people about the medical problems that males are at risk of facing in their lifetime, such as testicular cancer and prostate cancer. While some forms of these cancers have a rapid onset, the majority of testicular and prostate issues can be diagnosed and treated much easier if caught early on.
Continue below to learn more about men's health and see how you can help the men and boys in your life to stay healthy and supported.
Around 3 million people in the United States rely on a wheelchair every day. From daily tasks to general mobility, wheelchairs provide people with a way to overcome their disability and live relatively normal lives. However, even today, accessibility issues isolate wheelchair users and prevent them from seeing much of the world.
This International Wheelchair Day, do your part to learn about the afflictions that limit mobility and bring awareness to the struggles wheelchair users face. With education, the future will continue to become accessible for all.
Most people can hear the words “Alzheimer’s”, “cancer”, or “stroke” and know what you are talking about. This is because these are diseases that, while severe, are relatively common.
But what about the diseases that aren’t as well known.
Millions of Americans and their families are affected by rare diseases every year. On February 28th, these victims are given a platform to speak about their illnesses and raise awareness for the challenges they face every day.