Health Literacy Month

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Health literacy is dependent on individual

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It is vital that we reflect on our history in order to pursue our future. Violence against women has been sanctioned throughout history. By knowing our history, we honour their

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World Suicide Prevention Day

In the book Time Quake the author, Kurt Vonnegut, wrote as a repeated statement in different ways the theme that children don’t ask to be born. The underlying theme: we

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World Sepsis Day

Introduction According to Shiel (2018) nosocomial infections are infections that have been caught in a hospital and are potentially caused by organisms that are resistant to antibiotics. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Pediculosis Prevention Month – Head Lice

Introduction Where did lice come from? Many parents are so incensed that their children have head lice that they ponder this question. It may seem to you that the lice

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Immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Introduction Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a clinical syndrome in which fewer circulating platelets (thrombocytopenia) (see the image below) manifests as a bleeding tendency, easy bruising (purpura), or extravasation of

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding According to Doshier (2015) breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and infant, yet rates are not as high as the World Health Organisation (WHO: 2014) and American Academy of

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Introduction   Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. It can be caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which

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Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Introduction Globally, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of distance or near vision impairment. People with vision impairment are more likely to experience higher

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis According to research studies, more than 8 million Americans have psoriasis. 125 million people worldwide—2 to 3 percent of the total population—have psoriasis, according to the World Psoriasis Day

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