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Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know About Florida’s Recent Outbreak

Recent cases of hepatitis A in Florida have raised questions about possible exposure to the illness and how to minimize the likelihood of becoming infected. While the hepatitis A virus is highly contagious, and can live outside the body for months, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk—even after you have been exposed. What Is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that infects the liver… Read More

American Heart Association Report Finds Nearly Half of Americans have Cardiovascular Disease

A new report from the American Heart Association, published in their annual Circulation journal, has found that in 2016 at least 48 percent of all adult Americans had some type of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The statistical analysis also showed that the number of associated deaths from cardiovascular disease grew from 836,546 in 2015 to 840,678 deaths in 2016. Coronary artery disease… Read More

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Palm Beach County Student Tests Positive for Tuberculosis

A student at Glades Central High School has tested positive for tuberculosis, reports the Palm Beach County Health Department. As a precaution, the department is now extending its investigation to other students and staff at the school. Tuberculosis, commonly referred to as TB, is a disease that typically affects the lungs, although it can spread to the kidneys, spine, brain, or other parts of the body. If left… Read More

Protect Your Children from a Dangerous Respiratory Viral Infection Called Enterovirus D68

A serious respiratory viral infection is afflicting children across the country and is likely to become a nationwide problem. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified it as a rare respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). It is related to the rhinovirus, which is the cause of the common cold. Doctors are unsure about the way the virus is spread, but the fact that it afflicts… Read More

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