Health and wellness observances and featured health topics
Asthma and allergy awareness
More than 60 million Americans overall have asthma and allergies – about 26 million Americans have asthma; approximately 32 million with food allergies, and roughly 21 million with hay fever, rhinitis, or nasal allergies. These conditions can be challenging to manage.
Allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases. An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts to it. The substances that cause allergic reactions are allergens. When someone has allergies, their immune system makes an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies respond to allergens. The symptoms that result are an allergic reaction and can vary depending on the allergen and the individual.
Crossing Rivers Health provides treatment for allergy and asthma conditions, along with needle-free skin testing, gentle pediatric-specific skin testing, and pulmonary function testing.
Many myths about mental illness are still widely believed and interfere with people getting the treatment they need. Misconceptions about mental illness abound. And too often, they get in the way of proper treatment. Mental illness is a medical condition that can happen to anyone. Depression is an illness, not a mood. Mental illness should not be ignored. It takes a very strong person to seek help. Learn more about Crossing Rivers Health's Behavioral Health services at the link below.
Each year, we join the American Hospital Association in celebrating National Hospital Week. National Hospital Week offers the opportunity to highlight and celebrate our hospitals, health systems, and health care providers and the innovative ways we support the needs of our community members. This last year has presented many challenges for our patients, our staff, and the community. Now, more than ever, we are grateful for the hard work and dedication of our team. Please join us in thanking a healthcare worker and sharing your appreciation for all they do.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Certain factors affect a person’s risk for stroke, including age, high blood pressure, and family history, but many strokes are preventable. Can you recognize the signs of a stroke? BE FAST Bella is here to help. Learn more in the blog post below.