Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year it brings awareness and provides support for individuals suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Every 9 seconds, someone sustains a brain injury. At least 2.5 million people sustain brain injuries in the U.S. each year, and 50,000 die as a result. More than 3.5 million children and adults have acquired brain injury (ABI) a year and live with brain injury-related disabilities. This year’s theme for…

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National Social Work Month

National social work month is here and we at Splits Rock Rehabilitation and Healthcare Centre want to say thank you to all who give their heart, soul, and time to make positive and impactful changes to the lives of many individuals, families, and entire communities. Let’s honor and celebrate all social workers for their important…

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Thyroid Health Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small gland found in the middle of the lower neck. The hormones it produces helps control your body temperature and heart rate, and help regulate the production of protein. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Up to 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition. The thyroid can be either over-active or under-active.…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

According to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disability, 15 percent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of the over 1 billion, it’s estimated 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s and more than 10 million are caring for a loved one with the disease. Detecting the…

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National Stress Awareness Day

Stress is a response to demands on the body and life, a response to crisis and fears. National Stress Awareness Day is dedicated to identify and reduce stress factors that have contributed to your life. Failure to handle stress in your life effectively can lead to serious health problems, including increased blood pressure, susceptibility to…

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Benefits of Wearing a Cloth Face Covering

The CDC has recommended wearing a face mask or a cloth face covering in public settings, especially in settings were social distancing is difficult, such as grocery stores. While everyone should always try to maintain a proper six feet from people to create social distance, read below about the benefits of wearing a cloth face…

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Raising Awareness About Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Approximately 53,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States every day. National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week raises awareness for oral, head, and neck cancer and the need for early detection in order to save…

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