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20Jan, 2016

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. http://www.glaucoma.org/news/glaucoma-awareness-month.php Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is more prevalent. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians. Over 3 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don’t raise awarene
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8Dec, 2015

Celebrate in December

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December brings with it several observations throughout the month. We love a reason to celebrate at anytime of the year but this month offers us the official days to celebrate these causes: All Month Long Celebration of: Safe Toys & Gifts Month PreventBlindness.org dedicates the month of December to encouraging consumers to choose age- appropriate and safe toys. December 6 - 12 National Influenza Vaccination Week National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. Recognition Days December 1 World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1 and focuses global attention on the continuing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The day is designed to encourage each of us to take action to expand our collective response to the epidemic. December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Over 1billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live w
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5Mar, 2015

20 Things to Ask to Avoid In-Home Care Nightmare

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When you or your family need the support of a care provider in the home, the task of selecting the right agency can be a difficult decision. Phone: 941.366.0801 Follow!
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