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

Recent cases of hepatitis A in South 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… 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

Florida Department of Health Confirms Rubella Case in Broward County

A new health concern has now been added to the recent measles outbreak. The Florida Department of Health has notified Broward County healthcare providers of one confirmed case of rubella in the county. Sometimes referred to as German measles or three-day measles, rubella is a contagious disease that, although relatively mild in children, can cause serious consequences in adults, including birth defects when acquired… Read More

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