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

Measles Outbreak 2019: 4 Things You Should Know

As of May 31, 2019, 981 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states. This is the greatest number of reported cases since the disease was declared eliminated in the year 2000. This recent spike is particularly alarming, since the measles virus is highly contagious and spreads quickly among those unvaccinated. In some cases, serious complications can result, including pneumonia, encephalitis, and even… Read More

What Every Mother Should Know About Feeling Exhausted

Fatigue is the body’s normal response to physical exertion. In most cases, fatigue can be attributed to poor nutrition, a lack of sleep, stress, or boredom, and can be eliminated by addressing these causes. In some cases, fatigue can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. However, two recent studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) describe a distinct type of fatigue known as… Read More

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