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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

August is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) month, so we wanted to share a little information about this genetic condition. Spinal muscular atrophy is a condition that affects the motor nerve cells in your spinal cord. This progressive condition slowly robs a person of the ability to walk, eat and even breath. According to infant care statistics, SMA is the leading genetic cause of death in infants.

 

 

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National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and the experts would like to remind people to know the signs and symptoms of stroke. Every stroke is a medical emergency because it means that blood flow to part of the brain has been interrupted. Everyone needs to be able to recognize the signs of a stroke and get to a hospital fast because “time is brain.” The longer you wait, the more brain cells could die. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability.

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