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January is recognized as National Winter Sport Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month. Wisconsin offers an abundance of winter sports that allow residents to explore nature and get outdoors. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or sledding, safety is critical when participating in these activities.
The holiday season has begun, and while decorating is one of the best ways to get into the festive spirit, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates there are more than 5,800 injuries per year from holiday decorating.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 37 million people have diabetes, yet one in five of those people are not aware they have it. When looking at prediabetics in the U.S., the numbers jump even higher with 96 million adults having prediabetes—over a third of the population of the country. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Within the last 20 years, the number of adults with diabetes has more than doubled.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, in 2022 there will be an estimated 287,000 new invasive breast cancer diagnoses in the United States. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Outside of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most diagnosed form of cancer in women.
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death for those aged 14 and younger. According to St. Jude, 43 children in the United States are diagnosed with a form of cancer every day. When looking at it worldwide, it is estimated that 400,000 children are diagnosed with some type of pediatric cancer each year.
As summer continues in full swing, it is important to remember that with beautiful Wisconsin outdoors, comes concerns for certain summer illnesses such as Lyme disease. This disease is transmitted to humans through a bite of an infected tick.
Fourth of July celebrations immediately call to mind a few things: grilling some burgers or brats, spending time with friends and family or enjoying the beautiful Wisconsin weather. For most, one of the most signifying images of the celebration is fireworks. With family and friends beginning to gather again to celebrate, safety is an important consideration when dealing with possibly injury-causing pyrotechnics.
The Alzheimer’s Association states that worldwide, there are more than 55 million people who are living with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. In 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease. The CDC expects that number to climb to about 95 million by 2060.
Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Month, bringing attention to mental health disorders. Each year in the United States, almost one in five Americans will have a diagnosable mental health illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.9 million emergency department visits annually involve mental disorders as the primary diagnosis.
April is designated Parkinson’s Awareness Month, creating an opportunity to increase understanding about the brain disorder. Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that impacts one’s coordination and balance, causing shaking and stiffness.