HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and is the cause of AIDS. It is danger to individuals living with it because it weakens a person’s immune system. HIV destroys important cells the body uses to fight infections and diseases. Currently more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV and 1 in 8 of them are completely unware of it, which puts them at risk of unknowingly sharing it with others. It is important to take the right precautions when living with HIV like open communication with life partners and medical workers to reduce risk of those around contracting it.
Around half of all children with cerebral palsy also have epilepsy. Both cerebral palsy and epilepsy are neurological disorders that often coincide with one another. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, epilepsy encompasses a “spectrum of brain disorders” in which the pattern of normal neuronal activity is disrupted
Abuse against women and domestic violence are two issues very close to me and my life has been plagued with both since before I even entered this world. In order to prevent or end an abusive situation, we must first define abuse and its targets. If it hurts consistently, it’s abuse. Merriam-Webster defines abuse as, “to treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly.” Abuse can be physical, emotional, manipulative, or sexual. It can exist at any level of relationship: between parents/guardians and children, spouses or partners, employers and co-workers even friends.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a brave customer of ours decided to tell her story in hopes of helping others in a similar situation.
Did you know that suicide is in the top 10 causes of death in America? The rise in suicide rates over the past 30 years continues to confuse scientists and researchers. In 2014 alone, almost half a million people were hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries and more than 1 million adults reported having attempted suicide. Recent studies revealed that it is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. In 2014 over 40,000 Americans took their own lives and for every one suicide there are 25 attempts. In light of these staggering statistics, what can we do? The first step is trying to better understand the issue. The second is to know the resources available and be ready and willing to share them with those at risk
30 years ago less than 2 million Americans suffered from the disease. Today, the number has increased to nearly 5.4 million according to Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Stigma around Alzheimer’s exists due to confusion around what the disease is and is not. The goal of this blog is to educate the public and allay all fear around the progressive and irreversible disease.
Bullying. Many say it’s an inevitable experience that every child goes through; some even go as far as to say it is a ‘rite of passage’. Unfortunately, this blasé attitude concerning bullying perpetuates a problem that threatens the emotional and sometimes physical safety of children. While physical bullying still occurs and is harmful to children in many ways, the means of bullying is morphing into something much worse. What is this new and insidious form of harassment children are facing? Cyber Bullying.
I always feel a sense of hesitance before tuning into the 6 o’clock news. Whether it is a mass shooting, a domestic abuse incident or a child gone missing, it’s never anything positive. I prefer to receive news from something a little more light such as Last Week Tonight With John Oliver or The Daily […]