stalking
6Jan, 2017

Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.

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  While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. ~ The National Center for Victims of Crime. The society we live in today is much different than at any other time in human history. Virtually every person on the face of the earth has a mobile phone or access to the Internet. The Internet in turn has a vast array of data […]
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7 simple ways to get healthy in 2017
22Dec, 2016

7 Simple Ways To Get Healthier in 2017

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As the years go by and we get older, it seems time is literally going by faster and faster. As a kid I remember sayings like, “we’ve got time to kill or long days of summer”. Not sure about you, but neither seems to be true any longer. Many of us work multiple jobs or long hours at the office with a commute added on. But this doesn’t mean with less time you can’t find quick, easy ways to get healthier. Here are 7 simple ways to get healthier in […]
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antibacterial soap
9Dec, 2016

Antibacterial Soap – You Can Skip It

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Antibacterial Soap – You Can Skip It You would be surprised if you realized how many of the purchasing decisions we make are based on marketing, even when it comes to our health. Take for example something as simple as soap. When choosing hand soaps for your family, do you instinctively reach for ones label antibacterial soap because you feel it will help keep your family safe? Well, according to the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), there just is not enough data to show that over-the-counter antibacterial soaps are […]
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19Nov, 2016

What You Need to Know About COPD

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What is COPD? COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is a medical term used to describe lung diseases that are progressive such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, non- reversible asthma, etc. These diseases are usually characterized by shortness of breath or breathlessness and elderly people affected by them may mistake that they are experiencing such symptoms as a result of their advanced age. What is the prevalence of COPD? COPD is increasingly becoming common in more and more people around the world. In the USA alone it is estimated […]
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14Nov, 2016

What Is Appendicitis?

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What Is Appendicitis? The appendix is a small pouch that is finger-shaped and about 3 inches long and connected to your large intestine, and located in the lower right part of your belly. No one is absolutely certain what the function of the appendix is. However one thing we do know is that you can live without it. So if your kid needs to have it removed, his or her body will work after the operation just like it did before the surgery. Here in the USA, one in 15 […]
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22Oct, 2016

HPV Vaccine For Boys and Girls

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With all the controversy surrounding vaccination these days, the course of action to take can get clouded. There are lines of reasoning in favor and against the practice of preventative medicine. But the bottom line is vaccinations are beneficial to staving off illness and can prevent serious disease. Vaccination, or the administrating of antigenic material, stimulates the recipient's immune system for fending off the targeted pathogen. It can also prevent or ameliorate morbidity from certain infections. Vaccination administrations not only prevent disease and virus in the individual recipient, but also […]
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6Oct, 2016

The Flu Season & Vaccines

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THE FLU SEASON IS AROUND THE CORNER It’s time of the year when people suffer from different types of the flu. Although the timing varies in different parts of the country; it can start up late, earlier or become severe or minimal in a particular part or region of the country. From available records, influenza or flu cases which include feverish conditions, different forms of illnesses, hospitalizations and in some instances deaths – may occur between Oct to May 2017. Each year, the United States experiences the epidemic of seasonal […]
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Head Lice
23Sep, 2016

Head Lice Prevention Month

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September means back to school, and also means children are entering what is likely the best breeding ground for lice. As such, it makes perfect sense that September is National Pediculosis Prevention Month and Head Lice Prevention Month. While education on the topic has dispelled this myth, it bears repeating that lice and nits are not only a problem for people with poor hygiene habits. Everybody is susceptible to a case of head lice, or body lice for that matter. That said, people who do not wash themselves or their […]
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13Sep, 2016

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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It is devastating to hear that any family member has cancer. It is especially heartbreaking when the loved one who receives this diagnosis is a child, which is why September has been declared Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While the statistics are grim, it is important to print them so we all know how critical it is to continue to fund research and treatment centers for both the children and their families. Some facts about childhood cancer: Every day, 43 children are diagnosed, and 12% of them will not survive. The […]
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20Aug, 2016

You can guard against Salmonella Poisoning

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The mere mention of Salmonella on the news is enough to turn heads. People immediately want to know what restaurant or what brand of food has been contaminated. There is no shortage of information about salmonellosis, yet year after year there are reports of outbreaks. Perhaps the first important bit of information is that there is no vaccine for salmonellosis. Next is that if a case of Salmonella is not treated properly, a person can become very sick or even die. But there is good news…There are several common-sense precautions […]
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