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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) - 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.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona today received a $400,000 gift from the estate of a woman with a generous heart and a love of animals.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona invites you to the Subaru Sharing the love adoptions and free vaccinations event.
(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.
(BPT) - Liver cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the world, causing more than 600,000 deaths each year. The number of Americans with liver cancer has been slowly but steadily rising for several decades with over 33,000 people expected to be diagnosed in 2014. The incidence is increasing due to the silent epidemic of hepatitis B and C, the rise in the number of people with morbid obesity and diabetes, and the persistence of alcoholic cirrhosis - all of which are risk factors for the disease.
By now we have all heard about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the instances where the virus has found its way into the United States. In many cases, the coverage has been overwhelming and frightening for some. In the swirl of media coverage, it can be difficult to evaluate what really is the true risk to our community. I am confident that the likelihood of a person becoming ill with the Ebola virus here in Pima County always has been, and remains, infinitely low.
(Family Features) During this hectic holiday shopping season, the best gifts for friends and family are not only wonderful to receive, but also give back to children who need help.
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)—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?
$10 Adoptions this Friday through Sunday as Pima Animal Care and PetSmart Charities® Partner to Celebrate National Adoption Weekend
(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.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona loves helping owners keep their pets healthy and well. The HSSA will be having two separate clinics in one day and invites all dog owners to take advantage of this low-cost vaccination clinic.
Health Department urges vaccination as flu season officially begins
(NAPSI)—The American Society of Clinical Oncology, the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer, announced the “Top 5 Advances in 50 Years of Modern Oncology,” based on results of worldwide voting on CancerProgress.Net—ASCO’s interactive website documenting the history of progress against cancer.
SHELTER COUNTING ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO REMAIN OPEN
Pet DoctoRX, www.petdoctorx.com, a recent addition to the Tucson community, as an affordable full-service veterinarian clinic, is participating in Dogtoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Gregory School. Pet DoctoRX will be holding a drawing for a complimentary spay or neuter.
Pet DoctoRX (www.petdoctorx.com), a recent addition to the Tucson community, as an affordable full-service veterinarian clinic, is participating in Doctoberfest on Sunday, October 26th from 10:00am- 2:00pm at St. Gregory School. Pet DoctoRX will be holding a drawing for a complimentary spay or neuter.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the estimated 40 million Americans over the age of 65—and especially the 12 million who live alone—taking a few steps for improved care can mean a longer, better, more independent life.
(BPT) - Actor and father James Van Der Beek joined forces with AstraZeneca and FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) to create a short video, which encourages families across the nation to become educated about the importance of flu vaccination. The campaign, a partnership between Van Der Beek and AstraZeneca, aims to debunk common misconceptions about seasonal influenza and its prevention that cause many individuals to avoid vaccination.
(NAPSI)—While being diagnosed with cancer can make you feel vulnerable, surviving cancer can make you feel invincible. So says Melanie Young, host of the weekly radio show “Fearless Fabulous You” on W4WN, in her book “Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide to Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer.”
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the nearly one in three Americans who help an elderly family member make health care decisions, here are a few facts and tips that can help you have far more than the germ of an idea about the flu and what to do about it: