Immunization shots are essential for both children and adults. These vaccinations contain dead or weakened germs that trigger the immune system to respond and build immunity. They can protect us from measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, polio and diphtheria. According to research, immunizations are currently preventing 2-3 million deaths every year.
With all the political discussions that surround healthcare in the U.S., it’s easy to lose sight of the amazing things happening in the healthcare and medical industries today. Millions in the U.S. and around the world are alive and thriving as a result of the prevention strategies, advancements in treatments and care, and cures that exist today. In the last five years, there have been substantial improvements and advancements within the healthcare and medical industries made to boost overall quality, accessibility, and safety for both healthcare professionals and their patients.
There are currently more than 123,000 people in the U.S. that are waiting for an organ transplant. Every 12 minutes, another person is added to the national organ donor waiting list. These people are in desperate need of an organ or tissue transplant, however the sad truth is that more than 6,500 people, about 21 a day, will die before an organ or tissue becomes available. In honor of National Organ Donor Day, we wanted to inform everyone of the importance of organ donation.
The Irish have always had a strong connection to green, which of course, is present as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Green is also connected to the most nutritious foods on the planet. The more you eat, the leaner and healthier you will become, as they’re dense with nutrients, full of fiber and naturally low in calories. Adding greens to your diet on a regular basis offers a wealth of health benefits.