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(BPT) - World class snowboarder, Paralympic®** medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Amy Purdy and her mother, Sheri, have teamed up to launch Take Action Against Meningitis. The campaign encourages parents to take a pledge to talk to their healthcare providers about helping to protect their teens from meningococcal meningitis.
(BPT) - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – especially for small businesses grappling with the high costs of worker absenteeism. Employee time lost to health issues costs American businesses $84 billion a year. For U.S. businesses, helping workers stay healthy costs far less than the financial impact of having them miss work for illness or injury.
A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) celebrates its 10th anniversary today caring for patients in its community. The hospital opened its doors in 2005 with 96 beds and only three of its four floors built out. The fourth floor opened in 2007 and today the hospital has grown to 146 beds. Over the years it has added a variety of services based on community need including a Sleep Center and Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Today, OVH is an integral part of the community. In addition to the healthcare services it provides, the hospital offers monthly free health seminars, periodic free flu shot clinics and free cholesterol screenings. The hospital also supports a variety of community events including Harvest for Hope, and participates in community health fairs and festivals to help educate and empower community members to take charge of their health.
(StatePoint) Transitioning to college life can be difficult on both students and families. From new expenses to a new lifestyle, being prepared for what lies ahead can help you avoid common bumps in the road.
Just as flu season is gearing up, Northwest Urgent Care invites community members to “roll up their sleeves” during three Free Flu Shot Clinics on January 13, 14 and 15. All three clinics will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northwest Urgent Care at Speedway, 1370 N. Silverbell Road (Silverbell at Speedway).
(BPT) - Nurse Barb Dehn offers tips on how to get the rest you need to stay healthy this cold, cough and flu season.
(Family Features) When the mercury drops, it’s more important than ever to stay properly hydrated. During the winter, people may not seem to sweat as much as in the summer, but that doesn’t lessen one’s risk of dehydration.
(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) - The pressure to prepare for the holidays can be intense – decorating your home, wrapping gifts, preparing family meals…
The Pima County Health Department and the Arizona Department of Health Services have confirmed that a minor who was cared for at a Pima County hospital has died due to complications from the flu virus. The patient had other underlying health conditions that may have led to a higher risk for complications from the flu. This case marks the first reported pediatric flu related death in Arizona this season, and the first in Pima County since 2009.
(BPT) - People living with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) now have an effective new treatment option with an every two weeks dosing schedule. PLEGRIDY™ (peginterferon beta-1a), which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, significantly decreases the number of relapses and brain lesions on MRI, and slows disability progression.
(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?
(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.
(NAPSI)—Life can be stressful. Whether it’s our jobs, family, relationships, holiday craziness, mishaps or finances—stress can be there. But we CAN manage it. Whether it’s simple measures you take daily to reduce your stress levels in a matter of minutes or voluntary insurance to help provide cash benefits when you experience an illness or injury, there are ways to keep calm and stress-free.
(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.
(NAPSI)—Each year, cold and flu season strikes just as families are preparing to get together and celebrate the holidays. During these joyous times, stuffy noses, body aches and headaches are the last thing any child wants to experience.
Children may be more inclined to take their medicine if they don’t mind the taste. (NAPS)
(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?
Dr. Pescatore (NAPS)