Every 60 seconds, 20 more people in the United States are physically abused by an intimate partner. This alarming trend has only been increasing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether or not this issue has directly touched your life, there are simple actions you can take to show your support this October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
“But doctor, I don’t feel anything in my breasts. Why do I need to get screened?” This is probably one of the most commonly asked breast cancer screening questions. Many patients also want to know: “why is routine screening so important, who needs to be screened, and what does screening include?” If you are thinking about scheduling a screening, find out the facts straight from the experts at Harmony Healthcare Long Island. Then, recognize National Mammography Day by scheduling an appointment.
At Harmony Healthcare Long Island, we know that engaging the imagination is as important to the development of a child as good health. At our Hempstead Health Center, Dr. Gina Reinoso has been spreading the word about the powers of reading to parents and children during routine pediatric well visits. Through a partnership with Reach Out & Read, we are helping to build stronger cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for children.
For far too long, suicide has been a taboo topic, causing a collective silence on the subject. A lack of open dialogue about suicide can create barriers to treatment. This September, during National Suicide Prevention Month, Harmony Healthcare Long Island encourages everyone to pull together to change the conversation about suicide.
Once clouded by shame and stigma, the recovery movement has made great strides towards widespread acceptance. Now in its 32nd year, September’s National Recovery Month celebrates all those who are on the journey of recovery and everyone who has been there for them along the way.
Walking is something many people take for granted until they experience extreme pain or discomfort. In some cases, foot problems can even lead to larger issues with muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments throughout the body. If you have neglected taking care of your feet lately, these simple steps can get you back on track.