September is Healthy Aging Month, which is focusing national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Based on current life expectancy trends, older Americans will begin to comprise a larger portion of the U.S. population. As a result, there will be more Americans diagnosed with diseases and conditions that typically affect the elderly.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness about the importance of immunization across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. Check out our infographic to learn the importance, history, and process of how vaccines are created.
According to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 29 million people reportedly live with diabetes – that makes up almost 50 percent of Americans. If you or your loved one has diabetes, ACMR's Diabetes 101 infographic is a great resource to learn about this condition.
It’s officially back-to-school season! As kids start to head back to school, remember to be conscious of their mental health.
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 5 million Americans currently living with it and someone new developing the disease every 66 seconds. This number could rise as high as 16 million by 2050 if no other advancements in researching the disease are made.
If you’re not familiar with what clinical trials are, how they’re executed, and why they’re so important, check out our infographic.
May is Mental Health Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. 1 in 5 youth aged children (13-18) also experience a severe mental disorder at some point during their life while 13 percent of children ages 8-15 experience mental health issues.
Living with Parkinson’s disease can be a struggle, especially if you’ve just been diagnosed and aren’t sure what to expect or who to turn to. Good news is that there are countless resources available for those who want to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and how to be involved in raising awareness. Keep reading to learn more about life with Parkinson’s and how you can help researchers continue to find better forms of treatment.
Do you know a caregiver? Are you a caregiver? Here are some simple tips for taking care of yourself while caregiving. It is becoming more common for people who are not healthcare professionals to take the role of caregiving. According to the Mayo Clinic, "These informal caregivers provide 80% of long-term care in the United States." Caregiving is very rewarding, but it can be stressful. Here are a few tips for dealing with stress.
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