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6 Infections that Scare Doctors

Jun
24

Date: June 24th, 2015

Dangerous Infections that kill

Doctors and nurses working in emergency rooms put their own health, and lives at risk each day. When people are brought into the emergency department of a hospital, there is not time to do a complete infectious disease work up before the medical teams start to treat them.

Damages One Drink can do to a Heart after 65

Jun
23

Date: June 23rd, 2015

What Alcohol can do to your heart

Alcohol can be toxic to the heart muscle. Alcohol can cause the heart muscle to be weakened, and can cause you to develop congestive heart failure in people who drink excessively.

Adjusting to Life with Lung Cancer

Jun
22

Date: June 22nd, 2015

Lung cancer is not normally detected until it is in its late stages, especially in people who did not smoke prior to their cancer diagnosis, or people who were considered to be at a low risk for lung cancer. According to the American Lung Association, only fifteen percent of the cases of lung cancer are caught in the early stages before the cancer spreads out of the lungs.

Facts Hepatitis C Patients would Like Everyone to Know

Jun
21

Date: June 21st, 2015

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention there are more than three million people in the United States that are living with Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C may be the most common of the blood born viruses, but it may also be the least understood of the blood born viruses.

Could Snoring be Dangerous to your Health?

Jun
20

Date: June 20th, 2015

What Causes People to Snore?

Snoring is simply a sign that the air is not flowing freely when the person breathes in or attempts to exhale. There are many different causes for this. If you have any form of congestion caused by a cold or allergies you may snore, if your tonsils are swollen then you may snore, if you are taking any pain medications, or sleep medications you may snore, if you drink alcohol you might be a noisy sleeper, smokers often snore as well.

Animals may Lessen Anxiety for Autistic Childre

Jun
19

Date: June 19th, 2015

The Focus Study on Autistic Children

Thirty eight autistic children and seventy six children without autism participated in a study to gauge their levels of anxiety during social situations. The children were fitted with a wrist band that was able to detect rising anxiety levels in children. The researchers were especially interested in periods of time when the children were having to interact with other people.

35% of U.S. Adults have Metabolic Syndrome

Jun
18

Date: June 18th, 2015

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome is characterized as people who have large waist measurements, high blood sugar levels, and high blood pressure readings. The people who have these three factors are considered to be at a higher risk of developing serious heart conditions and type II diabetes.

The Hib Vaccine could Prevent ALL in Children

Jun
17

Date: June 17th, 2015

ALL is acute lymphoblastic leukemia and according to information published by Nature Immunology children who get the Hib, or Haemophilus Influenza type b vaccination, have lower risks of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Most Americans still forget the Sunscreen

Jun
16

Date: June 16th, 2015

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the most severe form of skin cancer, and according to the Center for Disease Control more than nine thousand people die from melanoma each year.
Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. The majority of skin cancer cases are caused by exposure to the UV rays of the sun, and applying sunscreen has been proven to block these rays from damaging skin.

Stopping Smoking Improves Heart Health

Jun
16

Date: June 16th, 2015

Smoking cigarettes, and cigars, has be positively linked to health conditions like cancer, COPD, coronary artery disease, and more. When you stop smoking tobacco products, you can increase the number of years that you are expected to live, and you can decrease the number of painful diseases you might develop.