Strength and Beauty While Living with Alopecia Areata
6.8 million people in the U.S. have alopecia areata, yet the condition is plagued with stigma, which can wreak havoc on mental health and well-being.
Facts & Stats You Should Know about Sickle Cell Disease (Plus Awareness Events)
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, designated by Congress to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease. Here's information you should know; plus upcoming events to support sickle cell awareness.
Is it Allergies or COVID-19? Here are 7 Symptoms to Note
To help shed some light on the differences between COVID-19 and spring allergies, consider these seven common symptoms and their possible causes.
How to Navigate "Step Therapy" and Other Treatment Obstacles Associated with Chronic Conditions
Unfortunately, insurance hiccups can cause challenges for patients. Your physician may be able to help you appeal coverage denials.
How to Support a Friend with Breast Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, for women, the three most common cancers are breast, lung and colorectal. Together, they account for one-half of all cases, with breast cancer alone accounting for 30% of new cases. Odds are you know a friend with breast cancer... here's how you can offer support.
How Color Therapy Benefits People with Disabilities
Here's the silver lining to this holistic approach...
Here's Why Exercise is Important for People with Disabilities
Physical activity promotes physical and mental well-being.
How to Detect Juvenile Arthritis: Early Signs and Symptoms
Understand the signals that could help diagnose juvenile conditions.
50 or Over? Why You May Want to Consider New Shingles Vaccine
Shingles erupts from the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Understanding Disability Insurance and Other Insurance Benefits
Voluntary benefits, like disability insurance, can complement traditional health insurance.
7 Lifesaving Tips to Prevent Stroke and Stroke-Related Disability
Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. But you can reduce your risk with lifestyle changes.
Will Your Family Have to Guess Your Health Care Wishes?
April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day — a time to educate and empower people of all ages to create their advance care plan.
It's not 'Just the Flu' for Seniors and People with Chronic Health Conditions
Adults 50 years of age and older are more likely than younger age groups to have a chronic illness, such as asthma or other lung disease, heart disease or diabetes that can be exacerbated by the flu.
BAM! Edible Education Takes Root with Student Gardening
Education can bloom with student gardening.
Spencer's Sensory Shop: A Business Blanketed with Disability Research
Always creating or making something, Karen just happened to fall into creating weighted blankets as a way to help her autistic step-son, Noah.
Cervical Cancer Remains a Risk for All, Including Seniors
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. In 2018, about 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer were diagnosed and about 4,170 women died from the disease.
Diabetes: A Health Epidemic Affecting Half of the Nation's Population
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
A Little Fashion Accessory Makes a Big Fashion Statement
Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign aims to address the nation’s number one birth defect, congenital heart disease, which affects about 40,000 births per year in the U.S.
Mental Health Association Helps Families Find Support
MHACF is affiliated with the national Mental Health America network though, since 1946, this privately-run nonprofit has facilitated initiatives geared to meet the specific needs of its local community with education, advocacy and outreach.