Health

  • Are Flu Vaccines Worth the Effort?

    The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for example when sneezing. Medically, it is referred to as influenza, a respiratory infection that develops primarily in the lungs. Respiratory infections caused by other ...

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  • Sexually-Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — A person in Texas has been infected with the Zika virus after having sex with an ill person who had returned from a country where the disease was present, Dallas County health officials said Tuesday. It’s the first case of the virus being transmitted in the U.S. during the ...

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  • Chickenpox and Shingles

    Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood. In the United States, chickenpox affects about 4 million persons per year, mostly children. In temperate climates, most cases occur in the late winter and spring.  Although most people think that chickenpox is always a mild disease, deaths from ...

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  • Study: Blacks More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

    African-Americans are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease then Whites, according to a new study. The findings were the result of a meta-analysis by race for Alzheimer’s disease conducted by Emory University researchers, the first effort of its kind. The study, published in ...

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  • A New Year Without the Old Weight

    Well, it’s that time again, a time of New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. Let me share some helpful information to make this coming year the one where you actually meet your weight loss goals.  Weight loss is simple, burn more calories then you consume. There are six simple ...

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