Month: June 2021

After years of research, a new blood test now screens for over 50 cancers

In 2021, an estimated 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Thanks to a groundbreaking new blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer, more people could learn about a cancer diagnosis sooner, which is important because early detection helps save lives. …

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Are virtual festivals the future?

After a year of being locked away at home, the world is eager to reopen and experience the things we love again, like going to restaurants, on playdates and even sharing the social dynamics of the office. One unexpected revelation during this time is that many of the activities that took us away from our …

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Simple steps to help protect young children from accidentally swallowing lithium coin batteries

People are spending more time in their homes, and there are devices everywhere, like remotes, key fobs and thermometers that may include small lithium coin batteries that can be a hidden danger. While lithium coin batteries are important for providing the power necessary for certain devices to function properly, many people don’t realize these batteries, …

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State of the Nation’s Mental Health: Stress is up, treatment is not

Our nation reported more mental health stress in 2020, but there was not a corresponding increase in people seeking mental health treatment, according to the inaugural State of the Nation’s Mental Health report. However, there were two conditions for which diagnoses and treatment grew in 2020: anxiety and PTSD for adults. These findings support the …

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