The month of November marks the annual National Family Caregivers Month. There are family members, friends, and neighbors who offer countless hours providing care to loved ones. This observance recognizes family caregivers across the nation.
National Family Caregivers Month allows us to raise awareness in the matters of:
Addressing issues family caregivers face Celebrating the… more »
November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. Sponsored by the US COPD Coalition, this observance is a time for organizations and communities across the country to increase the overall awareness of COPD. World COPD Day is November 19.
More than 24 million Americans and 65 million around the world have COPD. There… more »
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, if a patient’s lung cancer is detected at an earlier stage, their five-year survival rate can increase from as little as 4% to 55%. Lung cancer is also one of the most preventable… more »
This month we want to recognize Kathryn Crowther, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the English Department, Perimeter College Clarkston Campus, for her participation in EDWS’ “Wellness on Wheels” program and her completion of the 2019 Chicago Marathon! Kathryn trained diligently and made use of EDWS Health Coaching services in preparation for the event. She had the… more »
Since 1999, October has been the month designated to observe Health Literacy Month. Understanding health, how it affects you, as well as how to communicate with trusted professionals can either ‘make or break’ certain encounters. Health care providers should always go the extra mile to communicate information clearly, concisely, and in a manner in which… more »
National Work and Family Month is observed annually in the month of October. During this month all employers across the nation are encouraged to help create a healthier and more flexible work environment.
National Work and Family Month was established by the U.S. Senate in 2003 to remind employers about the business benefits of supporting… more »