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Jun 19

CDC Investigation Notice: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry

    A CDC investigation announcement of multiple multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-19/index.html. Updates: Since the last update on May 16, 2019, an additional 227 ill people have been added to this investigation. There have been 279 ill people reported from 41 states. 40 people have […]

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Apr 19

High Blood Pressure – Causes, Consequences, and Cures

High blood pressure can be a silent killer.  It shows no obvious outward symptoms, but left untreated it can lead to severe heart problems and other health dangers. This means that even though around a quarter of all adults are thought to suffer from hypertension (as it’s known medically), few know about it until a […]

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May 18

Recognizing Lung Cancer Symptoms

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, with more than 220,000 lung tumors diagnosed each year. A persistent cough, shortness of breath, and coughing up blood are the most well-known symptoms of lung cancer, but what are the additional signs of lung cancer for which you should be on the […]

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May 18

Understanding High Cholesterol Levels

  High cholesterol levels are increasingly common in both men and women, with people of all ages being diagnosed with the problem. Understanding why cholesterol can have a negative affect on health and learning which lifestyle changes can make a big difference is the key to reducing high cholesterol levels.  Cholesterol is a lipid made […]

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Mar 18

What Should You Know About Allergies

  Allergies tend to show a lot of symptoms that are similar to a cold, such as runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. Many individuals end up assuming they have a cold, even when the symptoms continue returning. But in actuality, they are suffering from allergies, as is evident by the frequency of these symptoms.? […]

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Feb 18

You May Have the Flu Even if You Don’t Test Positive for It

  The flu can be deadly — and deceptive. Rapid flu tests used in clinics and doctors’ offices can show that patients don’t have the flu when they actually do. These false negatives aren’t uncommon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that rapid influenza testing has a sensitivity ranging from approximately 50% to 70%. […]

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Feb 18

6 Things You Need to Know About This Flu Season

    Seasonal flu activity has been intense this season. As of January 20, 2018, all 49 states in the continental United States reported widespread flu activity for three consecutive weeks. This is a first since CDC’s Influenza Division began tracking flu this way. It’s likely that flu activity will be elevated for many weeks to […]

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Sep 17

Can a Concussion Cause Long Term Brain Problems?

Do you have a child who plays sports or who loves to be a daredevil on a skateboard or bicycle? If so, they may be at a higher risk of experiencing a brain concussion. Although concussions have traditionally been thought of as mild forms of head injury that completely resolve without long-term problems, this may […]

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Jun 17

The Importance of Lung Cancer Screenings

In 2016, the American Lung Association reported that over 200,000 Americans were diagnosed with lung cancer and an estimated 158,000 will die from the disease annually. Lung cancer kills more Americans than any other type of cancer, but with early detection survival rates can be increased for those diagnosed with the disease.   If you are over the age of 55 […]

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Jun 17

The Top Ten Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer

  Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) is the second most lethal form of cancer, and the fourth most common form of the disease. For example, in 2008 alone there were over a million new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed, and approximately 608,000 fatalities. One of the reasons why it is so deadly is […]

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