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

Posted on June 6, 2019

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… Read More

Measles Outbreak 2019: 4 Things You Should Know

Posted on May 29, 2019

 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… Read More

What Every Mother Should Know About Feeling Exhausted

Posted on May 9, 2019

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… Read More

Urgent Care vs. ER:  What’s the Difference?

Posted on May 2, 2019

While there are many similarities between the care provided by hospital emergency rooms and urgent care clinics, the biggest differences have to do with the types of services offered, treatment costs, and the convenience of obtaining care.Either an urgent care or ER facility can offer you care for non-life-threatening emergencies, and both are available beyond the normal operating hours… Read More

What You Need to Know About Bee and Insect Stings

Posted on April 18, 2019

Warmer weather brings an increased likelihood of bee, wasp and other insect stings. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect yourself, or to at least minimize the symptoms if you do get stung.  10 Steps to Avoiding Bee and Wasp Stings One of the best ways to avoid wasp and bee stings is to avoid the areas where these… Read More

What You Need To Know About STDs

Posted on April 11, 2019

 April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance that helps raise public awareness about the impact of STDs and the importance of prevention, testing, and treatment. Sexually transmitted diseases are currently undergoing a sharp rise in the U.S., making STD Awareness Month a good time to learn about what you can do to better protect yourself and your partner(s) from… Read More

How to Avoid Common Spring Break Injuries

Posted on March 27, 2019

 Spring break can be a great way to de-stress and have fun after a long winter of studying. Just make sure your fun doesn’t end with a preventable injury that sends you on an unplanned trip to the emergency room. By taking a few simple precautions, you can make the most of your time away, while protecting your own safety… Read More

What You Need to Know About Spring Allergies

Posted on March 21, 2019

If you suffer from spring allergies, you’re not alone. It’s now estimated that 10% to 30% of the global population is affected by hay fever, and that 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma. More important, those numbers are rising. Childhood asthma rates in the U.S., for example, doubled between 1980 and 1995.Many attribute the increased incidence of allergens and… Read More

Loving Self-Health on Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 11, 2019

There's something about holidays and health problems. It may be the stress of living up to the pressure of the day, or the fact that drinking tends to increase during these times of the year. Whether or not Valentine's Day holds special meaning for you and a certain someone, it's a good day to reflect on the truest love of… Read More

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

Posted on February 1, 2019

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 (including heart attacks), heart failure … Read More

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