American Spine Center

American Spine Center

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is also found elsewhere in the body, mainly in the abdominal cavity. It was first discovered microscopically by Karl von Rokitansky in 1860, although it was documented in medical texts more than 4,000 years ago. This condition affects 1 in 10 women […]
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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international awareness event, fighting the myths and misunderstandings that surround anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and EDNOS. Around 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from these illnesses, many in secret. They are of all ages, genders, and backgrounds – eating disorders do not discriminate. Eating disorders include bulimia, […]
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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The Division is committed to addressing barriers to health equity in communities disproportionately […]
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Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Awareness Month

Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Awareness Month

 Understanding Raynaud’s disease Raynaud’s disease means that the small blood vessels in the extremities such as the hands, feet, fingers, or toes are over-sensitive to even the slightest changes in temperature, cold conditions, and sometimes emotional stress. When our bodies are exposed to the cold, a normal response is for the blood vessels to become […]
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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day held every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education, and catalyzing personal, collective, and government action, we are all working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving […]
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National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month, a time to celebrate the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donors. It has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years and coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients and this year is no exception. According to the American […]
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Love Your Liver Month

Love Your Liver Month

January is often a time that people take stock after the Christmas period but this year it is even more important as the numbers at risk have also increased during the Covid pandemic. Many people have increased their alcohol consumption and gained weight during lockdown – the two biggest risk factors for developing liver disease. […]
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UV Safety

UV Safety Awareness Month

Summer is here! Protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays. With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the sunny weather. But are you protecting yourself from potential risks? While the sun is shining bright and the temperatures warm-up, it’s the best time to remind people that July is […]
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World Heart Day

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is, annual observance and celebration held on September 29 that is intended to increase public awareness of cardiovascular diseases, including their prevention and their global impact. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death globally. In the early 2000s, roughly 17 million people worldwide died from cardiovascular diseases annually. The majority […]
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