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The contributions that African American inventors and scientists have made throughout history have had a tremendous impact in the world. It is important to note that historically African American contributions have been muted or undocumented as a result of slavery, and discriminatory laws and practices. In particular, there were numerous African American inventors during the Industrial Revolution (mid-19th century through the early 20th century) who have been left out of historical records resulting from the widely accepted racial bias during that time.
Posted: January 26, 2022
An estimated 1 in 8 woman born in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their life. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month focuses attention on the disease and is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection.
Comprehensive information about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer is available in Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 6th Edition.
Posted: October 3, 2020
Will doing crossword puzzles prevent memory loss as we age? Does exercise delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? Will adding fish oil to a diet help keep our brains healthy as we age? Research so far has offered good leads about preventing Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.
Posted: September 8, 2020
Anyone can get psoriasis, but it is more common in adults. Certain genes have been linked to psoriasis, so you are more likely to get it if someone else in your family has it.
Posted: August 26, 2020
As summer rages on in the Northern Hemisphere, many athletes are trading their indoor gym for outdoor workouts. The option to train outdoors is a welcome relief to those who have been in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but as we move outdoors, there is one big factor to keep in mind.
Posted: August 3, 2020
Did you observe June 27th?
June 27 is observed as National HIV Testing Day each year to encourage people to get tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and know their status. It also emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis.
Posted: June 29, 2020
The month of June is recognized as Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. It is a time to raise awareness and advocate recognition and treatment of this disabling disease.
Posted: June 26, 2020
The month of June is observed as posttraumatic stress disorder Awareness Month (PTSD Awareness Month). PTSD is a condition that affects those who have experienced trauma in combat, accident, domestic abuse, or disasters. It can happen to anyone and at any age—men, women, and children.
Posted: June 23, 2020
Celebrated on every second Saturday in June, Family Health and Fitness Day promote the health benefits provided by the local parks and recreation department to communities.
Posted: June 13, 2020
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, observed in June, is a time to give support to millions of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia which is a generic name for cognitive disabilities including memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior. It develops slowly and its symptoms get worse over time, becoming severe and interfering with daily life activities.
Posted: June 5, 2020