January Health Observances

Posted on 1st January, by James. Comments Off

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month (Canada)
Alzheimer Society Canada

Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)

Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma Research Foundation

National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Network

National Blood Donor Month

Thyroid Awareness Month
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

January weekly observances

National Folic Acid Awareness Week (January 8–14)
National Council on Folic Acid

January daily …(Read More)

December Health Awareness

Posted on 1st December, by James. Comments Off

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Prevent Blindness America

Dec 1
World AIDS Day

December 2 – 8
Aplastic Anemia amd MDS Week

December 2 – 8
National Hand Washing
Awareness Week
Henry the Hand Foundation

December 4 – 10
National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 5
International Volunteer Day
United Nations Volunteers

November Health Awareness

Posted on 1st November, by James. Comments Off

Nov 1-30
American Diabetes Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

COPD Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month

National Hospice Palliative Care Month

Nov 12
World Pneumonia Day

Nov 14
World Diabetes Day

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

Nov 14-18
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

Nov 15
Great American Smokeout

Nov 17
International Survivors of Suicide Day

Nov 18-24
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

OCTOBER Health Awareness

Posted on 1st October, by James. Comments Off

Talk About Prescriptions Month

Health Literacy Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Physical Therapy Month

October 1st
Child Health Day

October 1st
International Day of Older Persons

October 7th to 13th
Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 10th
World Mental Health Day

October 15th to 19th
National Health Education Week

October 15th
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 21st to 27th
National Health Education Week

October 21st to 27th
National Consultant & Senior Care Pharmacists Week

October 21st to 27th
Respiratory Care Week

October 23rd to 31st
Red Ribbon Week

MedHelper Pro chosen by Healthline as one of the top 12 apps for Breast Cancer Patients in 2012

Posted on 17th September, by James. Comments Off

Published September 14, 2012
Written by Tracy Rosecrans

Med Helper PRO

Android – 4.8 stars with 10K-50K installs in the last 30 days – Free

EarthFlare’s Med Helper PRO is an awesome deal. Not only does it keep track of prescription medications and pill regimens, but it also serves as a personal medical assistant.

Med Helper PRO will keep track of upcoming appointments, multiple health conditions (for multiple family members), and even enables an export …(Read More)


Posted on 3rd September, by James. Comments Off

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Sickle Cell Month

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

September 16 – 22
National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration

September 21
World Alzheimer’s Day

September 27
National …(Read More)

How do we get Dad to participate?

Posted on 3rd June, by James. Comments Off

What do you do with Dad when sits alone, at adult day care, and sulks? How do you get Grandma to participate in the activities the nursing home provides? These scenarios often take us back to the days when our children entered kindergarten and hid in the corner, out of shyness. But there is usually something quite different going on with a senior who refuses to participate in appropriate activities …(Read More)

September 7, MedHelper hits another milestone – 70,0000 downloads in over 175 countries worldwide.

Posted on 24th May, by James. Comments Off

MAY 23, MONTREAL— Everyone likes positive feedback, but developers of MedHelper, a personal
healthcare app, are even happier with questions, concerns and even complaints. Even as MedHelper hit
the 50,000 download milestone on the Android app market this week, the developers were hoping for a
few more complaints.
As a top-performing, free mobile healthcare app, MedHelper has enjoyed feedback and comments from
many of the 50,000 people who have downloaded the app on the Google …(Read More)

“Dad, just give me the keys!”

Posted on 2nd March, by Jarro. Comments Off

Alice came in saying she’d gotten lost. My mother-in-law had gone to the grocery store – the same one she’d shopped at for thirty years. It was four blocks away. I was staying with my father-in-law, because he couldn’t be alone. A couple of hours passed and I was worried. Finally, I heard her footsteps in the hall.

She looked shaken. Confused. I asked if she was okay, and she said …(Read More)

Caregivers want web-based and mobile technologies

Posted on 19th December, by James. Comments Off

New study reveals family caregivers want web-based and mobile technologies to help them care for their loved ones.

Personal Health Records, Web-based Care Coordination Programs and Devices to Help with Medications Rated as Most Helpful by Family Caregivers

LAS VEGAS Jan. 8, 2011: A new survey reveals that the technology advances that have transformed how Americans work, play and interact have potential to alleviate the growing financial and emotional burdens on family …(Read More)