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October 22nd, 2014

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Stepping out to stop diabetes

This year, co-workers, families and friends across the country are making every step count in the fight against diabetes. Your steps can count too. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes(R), the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk, has been taking place for more than 20 years. Participants walk as individuals or as a team that...

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Advanced breast cancer diagnoses lack sustainable support

More than half of American women living with advanced breast cancer feel support from friends and family is not as strong now as when they were first diagnosed, according to the global Count Us, Know Us, Join Us survey. American women with stage IV metastatic breast cancer and stage III locally advanced breast cancer – collectively known as a...

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Cycling to help stop diabetes

The American Diabetes Association is challenging bicycle riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes(R) by participating in the annual Tour de Cure(R), a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. Tour de Cure is a fun way to get out with your family, friends or co-workers and has routes designed for all riders – from 5-mile...

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Time-smart ways busy teens can continue social activism during the school year

When kids head back to school, it’s easy to get swept away with schoolwork, extra-curricular activities and socializing – and forget the issues that teens are passionate about when they have more time. Parents who want to encourage their child’s social awareness need to step in and help teens find ways to remain active in the issu...

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Giving back to family caregivers: Tips to help those who sacrifice for others

No one knows exactly what life will bring, but we all know that there will be joys and there will be challenges. Sometimes, life gives you a combination – as millions of average Americans who are family caregivers can attest. Providing dedicated care to a loved one is a generous way to live one’s life, but it can also brings diffic...

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New initiative celebrates unsung heroes of severe allergy awareness

Individuals at risk for anaphylaxis – a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction – know the importance of having people around them who can help with allergen avoidance, such as bringing allergy-friendly food options to the company party or helping to shield from bees on the playground. Now, there is a new way to say “thank you...

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How to support your friend in a split

When a marriage ends in divorce, it’s not just the couple who is involved. Friends and family members are also part of the process and often play many different parts – from objective confidant to reliable “vent-ee.” If you’re suddenly or unexpectedly thrown into this role, what help are you prepared to offer? Support...

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The new year welcomes a new generation of inspiration

In 2012, the world watched as women made historic gains in everything from Congress, with an all-time high of 20 women in the U.S. Senate – to the field, where they’ve won 100 total gold medals at the Olympics. In 2013, MAKERS.com moves us to reflect on the important advances made by women in years past to inspire the path forward. Pres...

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Rare diseases: Increasing awareness for better patient outcomes

Getting a diagnosis of any cancer can be frightening, but for those diagnosed with a rare cancer, the emotional toll can be much worse. For some of these patients, the journey to a correct diagnosis may take years, and once they receive an accurate diagnosis, it can be extremely difficult for these patients to find accurate information on their dis...

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Giving back is the best way to start the new year

If there’s one thing that unites us, it’s that doing something nice for someone else has a way of making us feel good. And sometimes, there’s no better reminder of this than hearing stories of those who give back to improve the lives of others. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions. These exper...

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