Congratulations to our 2021 InfuCare Rx Scholarship Recipients: Lily Ardente, Alexis Wade, Camden Alderman, Lily Ardente, Jessica Horne, Gabrielle Jenkins, and Nathan Mermilliod! The annual InfuCare Rx Scholarship Program offers three categories of financial support, awarded to individuals diagnosed with chronic conditions pursuing higher education. The scholarships are available to persons with bleeding disorders, neuromuscular conditions, and primary immunodeficiencies. Every year as our program grows, we receive a significant number of qualified applicants. In the end, these individuals stood out as people who represent hard work, perseverance, and dedication in the face of ongoing challenges.
InfuCare Rx has been privileged to provide care for many moms with NAIT affected pregnancies. There is perhaps no greater satisfaction and joy than to celebrate with these families the successful arrival of their healthy baby. Fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FMAIT) also known as Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a condition that can occur in pregnancy when the mother inherits a platelet antigen from the baby’s father that is a mismatch to her own. This mismatch causes her immune system to mount a response known as “alloimmunization” recognizing her developing fetus’s platelets as foreign, attacking and destroying them. Platelets are tiny cells in our blood that assist in the formation of clots to prevent bleeding. A platelet count below normal is called thrombocytopenia.
National UV Safety Month July means fun in the sun for many people. But with the bright and sunny weather comes higher exposure to harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are the main cause of skin cells turning into cancer. Taking extra precautions with your skin this summer is more important than ever, as the rate of skin cancer has increased dramatically over the last decade. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. More skin cancers are diagnosed each year than all other cancers combined.
Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April since 1992, but this year it seems particularly important. Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations can go a long way in living a physically and mentally healthy life.
As you get older, your risk for some eye diseases increases. The good news is there is a lot you can do now to prevent eye problems. Many things you do to keep your body healthy can help you keep your eyes healthy too. Protecting your vision starts with caring for your overall health and well-being.