Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid gland dysfunction is prevalent in older adults and may be associated with significant morbidity if misdiagnosed and left untreated. Health professionals must be conscious in this regard due to

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World AIDS Day

Getting and staying on HIV treatment because it reduces the amount of HIV in the blood (also called the viral load) to a very low level. This will keep the

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Introduction Alois was born on June 14, 1864 to Edward and Therese Alzheimer. Their family lived in southern Germany. After graduating with his medical doctor degree, Alzheimer took a position at

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are effective against a broad range of bacterial and fungal infections and are good to be taken under medical supervision. Something to consider is that antibiotics act over time.

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Bladder Health Month

Urology, also known as genitourinary surgery, is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive

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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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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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