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(BPT) - In the middle of winter, snowstorms and severe weather might be top of mind, but when was the last time you thought about the flu? Are you one of the many individuals who don’t think the flu is serious until you experience it firsthand?
(BPT) - If you or someone in your family, has a bleeding disorder, you know that even the simplest accident can be a cause for major concern. Major developments in care and treatment have significantly improved quality of life. Most patients can now self-administer intravenous clotting factor with education and direction from a trained clinician – like Accredo bleeding disorder nurses – rather than going to a treatment center for each infusion.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is asking the Board of Supervisors to delay a vote on a controversial Tobacco/Nicotine-Free Healthy Workplace Initiative that was slated for a decision yesterday.
(NAPSI)—A growing number of men are enjoying a lifestyle that focuses on a diet built around nutritious, whole foods. Here are some tips to help you get started.
(NAPSI)—If your kids are like most, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts they’ll get three or more colds this year. While there’s still no cure, there are steps that parents can take to ease the symptoms.
(BPT) - With flu season in full swing, many adults are visiting their health care providers to discuss ways to stay healthy. Have you thought about other potentially serious diseases you may be at risk for as an adult?
(NAPSI)—The holidays are about families gathering together to celebrate and to discuss issues of importance to everyone, including older members of the family. For this reason, an annual campaign called Home for the Holidays was established to provide families with information to help stimulate a dialogue about major issues affecting their older loved ones. This year’s campaign focuses on the risks to brain health for older adults and offers some simple strategies to help mitigate those risks.
(BPT) - Whether heading to grandma’s house for the holidays or to a tropical destination to get away from the cold, winter travel comes with the added challenge of staying healthy.
(BPT) - Diabetes can affect many aspects of a person’s health, such as increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke or serious kidney damage. However, many people may not realize that diabetes can also damage the eyes.
(BPT) - Although influenza or “the flu” is a highly-contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract (nose, lungs and throat), a recent survey by Families Fighting Flu found that U.S. adults have a significant gap in their understanding about the seriousness of this infectious disease. Flu season has already started in the U.S. and it may last as late as May. While nobody wants to get sick, many people do not take the simple step of getting an annual flu vaccination - the best preventative measure available to help protect against this potentially deadly disease.
(NewsUSA) - The recent Ebola outbreak in the U.S. has, if nothing else, highlighted how ill-equipped some U.S. hospitals are in their readiness to battle an infectious disease outbreak.
(BPT) - The new year is a great time to start fresh. Many people commit to exercise more, stress less or make healthier food choices. Incorporating small, sustainable changes, versus dramatic, large-scale lifestyle shifts, can make it much easier to stick to your resolutions. This year, instead of overhauling your entire diet, resolve to improve your health with simple tweaks to your everyday meal and snacking routine.
(Family Features) Tis the season for holiday feasts, but making smart food choices and stepping up your oral hygiene routine can help you have a healthy, holiday season and a fresh, bright smile.
With the recent rabies outbreaks in Santa Cruz County, the 2014 Tucson Pet Expo would like to extend it's sympathy to the family's that lost their pets to this terrible disease. Amazing Pet Expos, the producers of the event, would also like to welcome all families who are worried about Rabies to attend the expo with their pets. Animal Birth Control of Tucson will be offering the rabies vaccine for $10 on site.
(NAPSI)—Taking care of your heart is an important part of living a healthy life, especially when you consider that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die of heart disease each year—that’s one in every four deaths.
(NAPSI)—According to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, 40 percent of Americans feel that they or their immediate family is at risk of getting Ebola. Yet with only a few confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, the actual risk of contracting the disease is extremely low. In fact, other infections that don’t hit the same emotional hot buttons as Ebola—such as MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, and even the common flu—pose much more of a risk than Ebola to the average American. So what is a rational response to the Ebola virus?
(BPT) - When Monique Wright-Williams lost her mother to diabetes-related complications, she became determined not to follow the same path.
(BPT) - For most students, school is about more than just making the grade. There are many pressures children face in and outside the school hallways.
(NewsUSA) - Americans catch approximately 1 billion colds each year, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 20 percent of people in the U.S. will get the flu this cold and flu season. A majority of people (seven in 10) will use over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat their symptoms, and many of these medicines contain acetaminophen.
(StatePoint) Nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes and another 37 percent of U.S. adults have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(StatePoint) Roughly 234,000 injuries occur in the bathroom annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while children and adults over 70 are most at risk, more than half of all injuries involve people between ages 25 and 64.
(BPT) - A diabetes diagnosis can be daunting, but a simple attitude adjustment can make a world of difference in how well you fare while living with the disease. By proactively taking steps to monitor key health indicators, experts agree that it’s possible to prevent some of the most severe risks of diabetes, including lower limb amputation.
(BPT) - While humans prepare for cold weather, deer have something else in mind when temperatures drop. Cold weather signifies mating season for deer. Numerous insurance industry and government studies indicate that during this time, deer become more active, aggressive and a greater threat to humans, pets and suburban landscapes.
(BPT) - Multidrug-resistant organisms, such as MRSA – also known as “superbugs” – are on the rise, and now, another superbug, which is typically picked up at hospitals and nursing homes, is posing new challenges for public-health officials. Clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. diff, is a potentially life-threatening bacterium responsible for at least 14,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.1
(BPT) - Studies show that children in daycare or attending school can catch up to 12 common viral infections each year and that each of these infections can last seven to 10 days. Getting sick is commonly seen as part of growing up but the good news for parents is that you can help support your child’s immune system.