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International Men’s Health Week 2020

At Apportis we are a custom telemedicine company based out of Dublin, Ohio. We take great pride in serving others a software platform that serves their needs. International Men’s Health Week 2020 is June 15-21.

Led by Men’s Health Network, representatives from six leading men’s health organizations around the world met at the 2nd World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria in 2002 and resolved to work together to launch International Men’s Health Week (IMHW). The goal is to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level. Men for the sake of your families we want to ENCOURAGE you to take care or your mental, physical and spiritual health. If you NEED HELP in any area please GET HELP & GET HELP NOW.

This past week in Washington, D. C. The Congressional Men’s Health Caucus in partnership with Men’s Health Network joined a coalition of representatives from leading health, advocacy, and government organizations to hold a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss health outcomes for men and women. Full article:

Some highlights are:

  • Despite Years of Progress, Male Life Expectancy Declines for the 3rd Year, Increase of Suicide and Drug Overdose to Blame
  • While heart disease and cancer continue to be the main causes of death for men and women in the U.S., young men, in particular, have seen an increase in deaths due to suicide and drug-overdose, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some 66.4 percent of drug overdoses in 2016 were due to opioids; men are more likely to die of an overdose than women.
  • “Life expectancy at birth has been decreasing since 2014 [among males],” said Renee Gindi, a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. “We’ve seen significant increases in homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries …We’re seeing death from all causes increase [in younger age groups]. We’ve seen substantial decreases in the life expectancy of men.”

Please use #MensHealthWeek to raise awareness on social media!

Hepatitis Awareness Month

April showers bring May flowers and Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC and many public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested. #HepAware2020

Learn the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are three types of viral hepatitis. Although each type of viral hepatitis is caused by a different virus and is spread in different ways, they all affect the liver and can cause serious health problems according to the CDC. Learn your ABC’s of Hepatitis

Apportis is proud to be providing a solution to benefit patients who need help in many areas. During this time of social distancing, telemedicine enables patients who are shut-in or housebound to reach out for services without the need to leave home, making it easier to manage their conditions without in-person consultations.

So this National Hepatitis Awareness Month, all are asked to join Apportis in spreading the word and encouraging others to get educated on this epidemic that impacts so many.

Please use #HepAware2020, #HepTestingDay, and #hepatitis to raise awareness on social media.

May is Asthma Awareness Month

It’s a peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.

I just got back from my walk in the neighborhood, the current pandemic has prompted me and my wife to walk more and I am enjoying the break from being in the house. For those that have asthma, a trip around the block might trigger an event that they have to deal with… a nice leisurely walk is can be looked upon with trepidation.

Just think, more than 60 million Americans overall have asthma and allergies!

  • About 25 million Americans have asthma (19 million adults and 6.2 million children)
  • About 32 million Americans have food allergies (26 million adults and 6 million children)
  • About 21 million Americans have hay fever, rhinitis or nasal allergies (20 million adults and 5.6 million children)


May Asthma and Allergy Awareness Events

Connect with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in May – online or in person! AAFA participates in the following events and educates the public with the best asthma and allergy information available. You are not alone in the battle against asthma and allergies – so share our awareness messages or come to an event! Be sure to follow us for Asthma and Allergy Awareness on the AAFA blogFacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube!

May 4-8: Air Quality Awareness Week – Learn how air pollution and indoor air quality can impact your asthma health. Your indoor air quality is especially important during the “stay-at-home” orders due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Many products promise to help control allergens. But some products make false or exaggerated claims. This makes it hard for consumers to know the best products to buy. To help you make informed decisions, we have CERTIFIED more than 100 products. When you are shopping for products for your home, look for the CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Mark. It indicates the product has passed our testing standards.

May 1-31: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month –  Asthma and allergic diseases impact over 60 million people in the U.S. This year, AAFA and the MedicAlert Foundation have teamed up to raise awareness about asthma and anaphylaxis. The goal of this partnership is to help you manage your conditions and prevent life-threatening medical emergencies.

May 4: FPIES Awareness Day – We honor those with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome.

May 5: World Asthma Day

May 5, 4 pm ET: Special book reading from AAFA’s youngest ambassador, Javan Allison.  He’s reading his book, The Adventures of Javan and the 3 A’s #AsthmaSucks, live on Instagram and Facebook. Javan became an asthma advocate and AAFA ambassador when he nearly lost his life to asthma two years ago.

May 10-16: Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) – Nearly 6 million children and over 26 million adults in the U.S. have food allergies.

May 11, noon ET: #foodallergy101 Twitter Chat co-hosted by @kfatweets and @AAAAI_org

May 17-23: Eosinophil Awareness Week – Learn more about eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

May 21, noon ET: #asthmahealth Twitter Chat co-hosted by @AAFANational and @AAAAI_org

National Nurses Day…

Today, May 6th, is designated National Nurses Day and is also the beginning of National Nursing Week. This is a week of recognition and praise to honor our nurses for the vital role that they play in the healthcare system. Fittingly, National Nursing Week concludes on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale – the founder of modern nursing.

Nightingale first made her reputation as a healer tending to British soldiers during the Crimean War in the mid-19th century. There she earned the nickname “The Lady With the Lamp,” as she visited the various tents around the camp – not unlike modern nurses making their rounds. Thanks to her strict use of hand-washing and hygiene practices, Nightingale and her helpers reduced the death rate from 42% to 2%. She gave nursing a favorable reputation and became and icon of Victorian culture. In 1860, Nightingale established of her nursing school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, which laid the foundation of professional nursing.

In the midst of a global pandemic,  we can still see some of the hygiene practices that Nightingale pioneered, are still effective today at combating and curtailing disease. For this, we thank “The Lady With the Lamp” for ushering in nursing as we know it today. More importantly, we praise those who have carried on her legacy in the profession of nursing. Now more than ever, our nurses continue to demonstrate that they are invaluable resources on the frontlines of the healthcare system.

Each year the American Nurses Association (ANA) chooses a theme to acknowledge the many services provided by nurses everywhere during National Nurses Week. This year’s theme: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead.” Take time today / this week to thank a nurse for their sacrifice!

Please use #NationalNursesDay to raise awareness on social media.

Melanoma Monday…

Melanoma Monday on the first Monday in May is an awareness campaign during National Melanoma Month.  The American Academy of Dermatology has set aside this day to raise awareness about skin cancer.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, and it is the deadliest of skin cancers. The observance focuses on skin health, sun safety, tanning prevention, and skin cancer screenings. By providing resources and information, it’s hoped to reduce the number of melanoma diagnosed.

While melanoma and other skin cancers aren’t 100% preventable, there are ways to reduce your risk.

  • Wear sunscreen to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. Reapply sunscreen throughout the day, too.
  • Other types of sun protection include wearing a broad-brimmed hat, long sleeves, and pants. And don’t forget the back of your neck.
  • Find shade. Trees, umbrellas, and awnings provide excellent sun protection on warm sunny days.
  • Don’t let the clouds fool you. UV rays still reach the Earth and your skin on a cloudy day!
  • Avoid tanning beds. The UV light in tanning beds puts you at risk for melanoma, too.
  • Regularly check your skin for abnormal moles. If you notice changes, see your dermatologist to have it checked


Apportis is proud to be providing a solution to benefit dermatological patients. During this time of social distancing, telemedicine enables patients who are shut-in or housebound to reach out for dermatology services without the need to leave home, making it easier to manage their conditions without in-person consultations.

So this National Melanoma Month, all are asked to join Apportis in wearing orange and encouraging others to wear orange for skin cancer awareness. Make sure to use #MelanomaMonday to post on social media!