Jul 25

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

By Norma J. Goodwin, MD, Founder and President of Health Power Although society has become more accepting of persons with mental illness, unfortunately stigma still often occurs. It happens when a person with mental illness is viewed in a negative way because he or she has a personal characteristic or trait that puts them at …

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Jul 25

Realities of Alzheimer’s and Overcoming Stigma – A Person with Alzheimer’s Speaks

By Michael Ellenbogen, a person with Alzheimer’s. Also, a Health Power Editor and Advisor and global expert on Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Caregiving Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than 35 million people worldwide today. An astonishing fact that today someone in the world develops dementia every 4 seconds. By the middle of …

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Jul 18

Hepatitis C: National Action Day Partnership and Summit

History and Purpose of National African American Hepatitis C ACTION Day.  Blacks are twice as likely to have ever been infected with the Hepatitis C virus. More than 75% of adults with Hepatitis C Virus infection (HCV) are Baby Boomers (people born between 1945 and1965), and most of them don’t know they are infected. Death …

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Jul 18

Hepatitis C: Answers on Prevention, Diagnosis and Management from CDC

Source of Basic Answers:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   Who is at increased risk for HCV infection? The following persons are at known to be at increased risk for HCV infection (HCV): Current or former injection drug users, including those who injected only once many years ago Persons who received clotting factor …

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Jul 17

Health Power Tips on Preventing and Managing Heat Stroke

      Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Heat stroke takes place when the following things happen:   The body can’t control its temperature, The body’s temperature rises too fast,  A person’s sweating function fails, The body is unable to …

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