Understanding the Importance of Cord Blood and Its Uses

A newborn’s umbilical cord contains blood that can be obtained immediately after birth. Collection is simple and the process is not harmful to the infant. Cord blood contains potent stem cells that can regenerate healthy immune and blood systems. Currently, cord blood stem cells have been utilized in over 35,000 transplants globally. Research is also… Read More

Protecting Your Skin Against Cancer

Did you know about 76,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in 2016? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about one person per hour dies because of melanoma, a type of skin cancer caused by spending too much time in direct contact with the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. May is Melanoma and Skin… Read More

Food Allergy or Intolerance: What’s the Difference?

  You may have noticed an increased amount of attention focused on food allergies and food intolerance in the media recently. Sometimes it can seem like just about everybody has an allergy to one or more foods. But are they really allergies, or are they simply intolerances? What’s the difference? This month is food allergy… Read More

Alcohol Awareness: Drink Safely and Make Good Choices

  Keeping yourself and your friends safe and healthy is important, whether you’re talking about buckling up, wearing a helmet or drinking alcohol in a responsible manner. Alcohol Awareness Month is the perfect time to think about your behaviors and habits related to alcohol consumption. Research shows that the consumption of alcohol is directly related… Read More

Focus on Healthy Habits for Eyes

  Your health and well-being are important every week, but during National Public Health Week you may consider starting a few new healthy habits that will help you live a long and happy life. If you haven’t given much thought to your eyes recently, this could be the week to focus on your vision. Men… Read More

Make a Difference: Be a Partner for Health

For nearly 20 years, the first full week in April has been celebrated as National Public Health Week (NPHW). During this time, the public health community focuses on important health issues that are crucial for the improvement of public health. Every member of the community has a role in the success of the health system… Read More