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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.
Since 2003, March has been designated Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month to draw attention to the crippling diseases of the central nervous system. The WHA Information Center analyzed claims for MS from October 2018 to September 2021 and provides a snapshot of MS-related hospital visits in Wisconsin.
Every February is recognized as American Heart Month to call attention to and educate people on the impacts of heart conditions. According to the National Institutes of Health, heart disease is the number-one leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.
Winter in Wisconsin allows for many opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the wonders that the snow and cold weather have to offer. Whether it is downhill skiing, sledding or any other activity, there are potential dangers that come with winter activities.
In the United States in 2018, 34.2 million Americans were reported to have diabetes, yet one-in-five were unaware they had it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another 88 million adults are prediabetic, but the CDC reports that over 84% of those people do not know it.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It aims to draw attention to the prevalence of breast cancer and its impact on women. In 2021, it is predicted there will be over 280,000 new diagnoses of breast cancer in women and over 2,600 cases in men. According to the American Cancer Society, incidence rates have increased by 0.5% per year
Ovarian cancer does not rank among the most common forms of cancer affecting women, but it is among the deadliest. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were approximately 67,000 deaths in the United States due to drug overdoses in 2018. That number is four times higher than the drug overdose death number in 1999. Opioids currently account for the greatest of all drug overdose deaths in Wisconsin.