April is Parkinson's Awareness Month: Did you know that in 1817, James Parkinson published “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy,” the first such recognition of a disease that eventually would be known by his name. The theme of this year’s awareness month for the Parkinson’s Foundation is #FutureOfPD, focusing on research, care, and life planning. To learn more visit https://www.parkinson.org/
We are celebrating National Doctors Day!
March 30 was specifically chosen for National Doctors Day, because it marks the anniversary of the first use of ether anesthesia by Dr. Crawford W. Long.
National Doctors Day honors the professionals for their dedication and contributions to society and the community. Their dedication puts the patient first time and again. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.
Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but losing weight, eating healthy food, and being active can really help. Taking medicine as needed, getting diabetes self-management education and support, and keeping health care appointments can also reduce the impact of diabetes on your life. Ask your doctor for more information about how to prevent diabetes and if you should be tested for this condition.
National Vaccination Day conveys the important role vaccinations play in public health. On this day in 1995, the first dose of the oral polio vaccine was given in India. Vaccines are crucial to improving public health and life expectancy standards at the community and national levels. Be sure to ask your doctor about your vaccination status at your next visit.
The human body requires kidneys to function properly to stay healthy. Our kidneys help keep our bodies in balance; They remove waste and toxins, as well as excess water from the bloodstream, which is carried out in urine. They also help make hormones to produce red blood cells, and turn vitamin D into its active form, so it's usable in the body. Your doctor may monitor your blood pressure and kidney function with urine and blood tests during office visits. Ask your doctor whether these tests are necessary for you.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) happens when one’s immune system attacks the nerve cells and renders them unable to properly transmit information, causing balance issues, weakened vision, fatigue, and other unpredictable symptoms. Approximately 2.5 million people worldwide suffer from multiple sclerosis. The cause is unknown, and there is no definitive cure as of this writing. However, there are many effective treatments, so those afflicted with MS should not lose hope. To learn more visit https://www.nationalmssociety.org/
Established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday came to be popularly known as Presidents' Day after the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1971. February 21st is now viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents.
Did you know that more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year? Heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use. You can help reduce the risk for heart disease by eating a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity, and managing your cholesterol and blood pressure. Start your heart-healthy habits today! To learn more visit https://www.heart.org/
Where would we be without our pharmacists? It’s time to thank those friendly workers who keep us healthy throughout the year. We celebrate National Pharmacist Day on January 12. The day focuses on the importance of pharmacists, and it honors how much they impact our health and well-being. Did you know Medicare Recipients can get their prescriptions delivered to their home for FREE? Some restrictions apply. For details visit MedFloridaPharmacy.com
National Toothache Day serves as a reminder of the benefits and overall importance of dental hygiene. Toothaches are scientifically known as odontalgia. A toothache can make it difficult to eat, sleep, or sometimes even talk.
Don't wait until you get a toothache, take care of your teeth daily and schedule an appointment at the Dentistry By Design location near you! For details visit DBDFL.com
December 7th 2021: Today marks 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Let us honor and remember those who fought during this tragic and historic day.
November 9th is national Radiologic Technology Appreciation day! We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation and gratitude for their stellar performance. Our hardworking team of RT’s and BXMO’s RADIATE excellence!