[LESS INFO] 11 VIEWS | ADDED 13:00:12 04/01/11
Community Health Charities partners with member charities Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) during National Donate Life Month to raise awareness about the importance of becoming a donor. Approximately every four minutes, one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. More than 110,000 men, women and children currently need a life-saving organ transplant, and each day more than 18 people die waiting for one. Donna Eichna, an Inpatient Stem Cell Transplant Coordinator for Inova Fairfax Hospital representing LLS, and Bill Singleton, a long-time NKF volunteer and former board member, talks about the need for organ and bone marrow donors. As a living kidney donor, Mr. Singleton shares a unique message to donors and recipients who await a life-saving organ transplant. Ms. Eichna shares her hands-on experience of working with patients, her knowledge of bone marrow transplantation and how easy it is to become a donor.
[LESS INFO] 6 VIEWS | ADDED 10:05:07 03/15/11
It is never easy to talk with your kids about sex. But each year, there are approximately 19 million new STD infections, and almost half of them are among young people ages 15 to 24. In 2009, 46% of high school students reported having sexual intercourse and 14% already had four or more sex partners. These statistics show how critically important it is to have this conversation with your kids. To help parents with this conversation, Community Health Charities invited Chris Collins, Vice President and Director of Public Policy at amfAR, to talk about these current trends and share information and resources that may help you talk with your kids.
[LESS INFO] 9 VIEWS | ADDED 09:35:08 03/01/11
More than 26 million Americans over age 20 have chronic kidney disease, over 526,000 Americans are currently receiving treatment for kidney failure, and about 83,000 patients are awaiting kidney transplants. Community Health Charities invites long-time National Kidney Foundation volunteer and former board member, Bill Singleton to talk about his experience as a living kidney donor and his work as a volunteer.
[LESS INFO] 4 VIEWS | ADDED 20:55:26 02/14/11
Jerry Franz, host of Health Matters at Work
[LESS INFO] 470 VIEWS | ADDED 17:20:23 02/04/11
After receiving a diagnosis of any type of disease or disability, we often walk away from that first doctor’s visit with a lot of questions, and we don’t know where to turn for information.
[LESS INFO] 90 VIEWS | ADDED 19:36:02 01/18/11
Watch Part 2 of our podcast on Genetic Diseases: What it is Like to Have Sickle Cell Disease or Hemophilia . Learn the ;challenges of living with a genetic disease, and issues like genetic screening and working with an employer when you are affected by Sickle Cell Disease or Hemophilia.
[LESS INFO] 70 VIEWS | ADDED 15:19:15 01/05/11
We often learn about genetic diseases and their impact from the medical community – we learn what they are, possible treatments, life expectancy, and even what limitations the disease might impose. Through its Health Matters at Work
[LESS INFO] 71 VIEWS | ADDED 16:04:20 12/15/10
Lupus disease affects 1.5 million Americans. In this video podcast, you will learn about the different parts of the body that lupus affects, its symptoms and history. In addition, Dr. Collins from the Lupus Foundation of America will discuss how to manage the disease in adults including key symptoms in women, research and advocacy efforts. Don't forget to watch the special PSA at the end of the video featuring Scrubs' star, Sarah Chalke.
[LESS INFO] 25 VIEWS | ADDED 16:24:06 12/01/10
Each year, more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the United States – that’s approximately 40 children per day. Larry Soler, Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Operations of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), visited the set of Health Matters at Work