2015-2016 Flu Season and Vaccination
21Oct, 2015

2015-2016 Flu Season and Vaccination

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Each year the United States experiences a flu epidemic. The United States flu season begins around October and can last into May. Influenza cases usually peak between December and February. What is the Flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that affects thousands in the U.S. each year. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and sometimes death. Young children, older adults, and people with certain health conditions are at high risk to experience serious complications from the flu. How can I Tell If I Have the Flu? […]
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Psoriasis Awareness Month
31Aug, 2015

Psoriasis Awareness Month

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The National Psoriasis Foundation has dedicated the whole month of August to raise awareness regarding psoriasis. Psoriasis is defined by the CDC as a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis affects 7.9 million people in the United States. Psoriasis causes patches of the skin to become red, raised and scaly. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body, but frequently appears on the elbows, knees and scalp. Patches can burn, itch and sting. The exact cause of psoriasis has yet to be pinpointed. […]
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6Aug, 2015

Healthy Habits mean Healthy Eyes

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This year the CDC is working to promote healthy contact lens wear and care. August 24-28 is dedicated to teaching contact wearers healthy habits that can reduce the risk of eye infections. This years campaign is focusing on 3 areas to help keep your eyes safe. Contact lens hygiene, contact lens use, care and storage, and eye doctor visits. “The CDC is advising that contacts are like underwear. Don’t over-wear. Avoid that sketchy pair. Carry a spare pair.” The CDC wars that wearing lens that are not cleaned as directed […]
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