World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st, a date that was chosen because the condition is defined by the triplication of the 21st chromosome. This triplication leads to a predisposition to a number of health challenges, including:
One of every ten Canadians (4 million people) is living with some form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and most of us have no idea. To mark Kidney Health Month, the Kidney Foundation of Canada has released some startling information about kidney disease, its causes, its effects and how to prevent it in the first place.
Last Friday (March 1, 2019) was Employee Appreciation Day in the U.S. and Canada. This day carves out time to take a moment and thank all the hard-working men and women who, frankly, make everything possible, in business, in government, in the non-profit sector, in the health sector. Everywhere.
After cancer, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Canada. It accounts for 29% of all deaths (more than 33,000 every year), and nine out of every ten Canadians have at least one major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Those statistics make you stop and think.
On February 11th, the United Nations will mark the 4th annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a forum at its headquarters in New York. The event will bring together policymakers, diplomats and other thought leaders from around the world to tackle the daunting problem of gender inequality in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).