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Women go through many physical changes as they age. Around their 40’s and 50’s, women typically begin to experience the stages of menopause. Menopause is the end of reproduction for a woman, but the process can be long and can include bothersome symptoms.
The suicide rate for ages 10-19 rose 40% from 2001 to 2019. Murthy states that mental health is “the defining public health crisis of our time.” May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are taking a closer look at adolescents and their relationship to mental health.
According to the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 60.0 million people were binge-alcohol users in the past month. Out of that number, 9.8 million young adults aged 18-25 binge drank in the past month.
April is Autism Awareness Month, also referred to as Autism Acceptance Month. April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. Years ago, the conversation around Autism Spectrum Disorder was much different from what it is currently. Today, there is more open dialogue around Autism and Autistic people. In 2023, programs will be offered to caregivers, there are guides on how to live with Autism, and public places are becoming more accessible to Autistic people.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is a disease where the cells in the colon multiply out of control. Colon cancer can also occur through polyps, which are abnormal growths. Some polyps turn into cancer, while others do not. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States.
National Nutrition Month started 50 years ago in 1973 as an annual campaign to learn about informed food choices and create helpful physical activity habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month every year. The theme for 2023 is “Fuel for the Future.” At AFSPA, our theme ties directly into National Nutrition Month; “Physical health leads to better mental wellness – a link to a better you.” AFSPA wants the best for its members, and leading a healthy lifestyle starts with the basics. What you feed your body daily dramatically affects your overall health.