Flood Waters
26Sep, 2017

Flood Waters – How to Protect Your Family

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Flood waters is all too common with the 2017 hurricane season, which has proven to be one of the more active in recent years. The images of the flooding devastation in Texas, Florida and the islands reminds us that even if you are not in the direct path of a hurricane, you can be dealt with a difficult situation. Urban flooding can pose severe health risk when the water rises. Of course flood water is dirty and can hide injury risks right under the water. The water itself can contain […]
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Woman with Flu, needing flu vaccine
14Sep, 2017

Flu Vaccine – Should I Get One?

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Flu Season is here again. Unfortunately it comes back year after year and the same question, should I get a flu vaccine? Influenza or flu is diagnosed by the CDC as “a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses.” When a person is infected with influenza, illness can range from mild to severe, with the latter potentially resulting in hospitalization or death. The young, elderly, pregnant, and people with certain health conditions are at a high risk of serious complications from influenza. Signs and Symptoms Signs and symptoms of […]
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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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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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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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