September is National Childhood Obesity Month. About 1 in 5 American children has obesity. Many factors such as sleep routines, physical activity, genetics and eating patterns contribute to this statistic. And unfortunately, childhood obesity puts children at a higher risk for asthma, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint issues, and more.
September was declared National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in 2008 because there is an overwhelming stigma that surrounds suicide and makes it a difficult topic to approach. Although suicide can seem taboo to talk about, it does not mean it is not something that is affecting people daily. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 46,000 people died by suicide in 2020. That is equivalent to about one death every 11 minutes.
There are common misconceptions or misunderstandings that surround life insurance. Often, people believe it’s something that is only needed later in life. You might believe that life insurance can be costly or not worth the stress of figuring out what plan best benefits you. But no matter your age, death can come at any moment. It is best to prepare accordingly to protect your loved one’s future. Life insurance can help with funeral costs, immediate expenses, debt, and ongoing living expenses. It also does not have to cost an outrageous amount. Keep reading to learn more about what you need to know when it comes to life insurance!
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that infants are exclusively breastfed at least until six months of age. While breastfeeding is the preferred method of feeding infants, it is often not easy for all mothers to breastfeed their children.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This month is meant to bring awareness to the importance of receiving vaccines in all stages of life. With school starting soon, it is the perfect time for children to have their well-child checkup and routine vaccinations.
There are many benefits to getting second opinions from the healthcare professionals at Cleveland Clinic, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top hospitals. Some of these benefits are focused on your health and well-being, such as the added clarity an expert physician can provide about a diagnosis or treatment plan. Still others are about the convenience of a virtual second opinion, which can save you the time and trouble of travel.