Posts by Linda Thompson

Posts by Linda Thompson

2017 July Wellness Corner

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increase awareness about early signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis and to ease the focus of resources for this battle. The campaign was initiated by the Arthritis Foundation and targets a condition that currently affects 300,000 children nationwide, making it one of the most common childhood diseases in…

May Health News

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month The most obvious skin cancer warning sign is the development of a persistent bump or spot in an area of sun-damaged skin. These spots are likely to bleed with minimal trauma and produce superficial erosion. How Melanoma Cancer Develops: Although it is possible for a previously benign mole to become malignant, most of the time a…

2017 April Wellness Corner

The ‘Puzzle Ribbon’ is the symbol for Autism Awareness and is promoted by the Autism Society as a means of supporting awareness for autism. National Autism Awareness Month aims to make the public more aware about this widespread disability and the issues which arise in the autism community. The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism…

March Wellness Corner

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” Each year during March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month® by focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool…

2017 February Wellness Corner

The Pressure Is On Healthy living goes beyond just measuring how fast you can go or what your max heart rate is. In fact, it’s the numbers that can’t be measured with a stopwatch that mean most to your health physician. What’s in a Number? Category: systolic (top number) / diastolic (bottom number) Normal: less than 120 / less than 80 Prehypertension:…

2017 January Wellness Corner

National Glaucoma Awareness Month January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. Currently, more than…