Preventing Heart Disease at any Age

Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from […] Continue Reading »

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Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

Flu activity is increasing nationally. Additional increases are expected in the coming weeks. If you have not gotten your flu vaccination yet this season, you should get one now. A flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and the people around you from influenza and its potentially serious complications. Other ways […] Continue Reading »

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Mosquitoes can spread viruses

Aside from being itchy and annoying, the bite of an infected female mosquito (Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus) can spread dengue, chikungunya, or Zika viruses. People become infected with dengue, chikungunya, or Zika after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Female mosquitoes lay several hundred eggs on the walls of water-filled containers. Eggs stick to […] Continue Reading »

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