Blog Category: Health
You know it’s October, because suddenly pink ribbons are everywhere, people are biking and running and making calls to raise awareness about breast cancer, and talking heads and celebrity spokespeople are doing their part to spread the word.
This year, however, I humbly suggest that we broaden the discussion, because awareness is not enough. If we really want to trumpet the importance of detecting breast cancer early on, then we also have to address the fact that too many people still don’t have access to potentially life-saving preventive medicine.More
September is Suicide Awareness Month, an opportunity to talk about ways we can save more of the nearly 40,000 people who end their lives every year. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 12-18. And among veterans the suicide rate has been on the rise in recent years. But suicide is also highly preventable and we all can be part of the solution in our communities. In fact, it’s already happening in big cities and small towns around America.More
Use United Way’s new interactive infographic to follow Jamie on his path to success in school, work and life. Click on formative moments in his life to see real-life examples of how people are coming together to make a difference. Not just in the lives of kids like Jamie, but also in the communities where kids like Jamie live, work and play.More
Baby Boomers are living longer lives than their predecessors, but not necessarily healthier lives, according to a study that warns of rising health care costs. The oldest of the Boomers, nearing 70, are looking for ways to reverse this trend.More
August 21 is National Senior Citizen Day. Created by President Reagan and Congress in 1988, the purpose of the day is to highlight ways to show gratitude to America’s senior citizens. One way to show older adults that we appreciate their contributions to our society is to volunteer, either alongside them or through projects designed to make life better for them.More