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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 »

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 »

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 »

Prevent skin cancer

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. It is […] Continue Reading »

Viral Hepatitis

“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver . The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are […] Continue Reading »

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