National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – November

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Almost two thirds of the 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with the disease are women. By 2025, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is expected to grow past 7 million. READ MORE

What do you know about lung cancer?

November is lung cancer awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, accounting for about 13% of all new cancers. The ACS is projecting approximately 221,200 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed for 2015 in the U.S. with an estimated 158,040 deaths (approximately 27% of all cancer deaths). READ MORE

Tips to Avoid Chronic Diseases

America’s population is aging. By the year 2050, the 65+ age group is expected to reach 83.7 million. The health data implies, if a person makes it to 65, one can expect to live another 20 years. This data is welcomed news. However, other health stats tell us the longer we live, the more susceptible we are to living with at least one chronic illness. The Center for Disease Control reports (2012), about half of all adults, 117 million people have at least one chronic health condition, and one of four adults have two or more. READ MORE