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.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots. Immunization, or vaccination, helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isn’t just for kids — to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get vaccinated too.
Since August has arrived and a new school year is about to begin, an eye examination should be part of your back to school check list. As part of Child Eye Health and Safety Month, in addition to immunizations and school orientations, it is highly recommended your child receive an eye examination before going back to school. The inability to see clearly affects not only academic performance but also althletics and self-esteem. Start the new school year out right by making sure that your student is seeing clearly!
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month! Each August, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) sponsors Psoriasis Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness, educating the public and dispelling myths about the disease. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing resources for treating and managing psoriatic disease. Each week, we’ll unlock a new challenge to test your knowledge and provide you with everything you need to live a full, vibrant and active life.