World Hearing Day, an observance of the World Health Organization, is March 3.
More than 48 million Americans have hearing loss. Polling has shown that almost half of American adults (46%) say they have a close family member or other loved one who has difficulty hearing. And although untreated hearing loss is associated with poorer quality of life as well as an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia, depression, falls, and a host of other serious conditions, many adults do not seek treatment for years, even decades—if ever.
El Día Mundial de la Audición, una celebración de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, es el 3 de marzo.
Más de 48 millones de personas en Estados Unidos tienen pérdida de audición. Las encuestas muestran que casi la mitad de los adultos estadounidenses (46 %) afirma tener un familiar cercano u otro ser querido con dificultades auditivas. Y a pesar de que la pérdida de audición no tratada se asocia a una peor calidad de vida, así como a un mayor riesgo de deterioro cognitivo y demencia, depresión, caídas y otras afecciones graves, muchos adultos no obtienen tratamiento durante años, incluso décadas, si es que alguna vez lo hacen.
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Every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion, but unfortunately, blood shortages are becoming more frequent. Though most of the population is eligible to donate blood, only about 3% currently do. If not enough blood is available, doctors may have to make impossible choices of who gets a lifesaving blood transfusion and who must wait.
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Junior Achievement (JA) is launching a new awareness campaign that focuses on helping kids connect what they learn in school and life outside the classroom. “Take Flight” is a PSA campaign that illustrates how Junior Achievement can help today’s students achieve their dreams of tomorrow, whether these dreams mean finding their ideal career, being able to buy a home, or starting their own business.
To address this urgent need this holiday season and beyond, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the country’s largest social service providers, launched a national public service announcement (PSA) campaign designed to increase awareness for the life-sustaining work provided by its 167 member agencies in 3,500 locations across the United States.