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Removing The Stigma

We must treat illnesses above the neck the same as below the neck. When we hear that our neighbor’s teenage son has been diagnosed with cancer, or that our colleague’s newborn has a heart defect, we...

Measles: Blast From The Past

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received reports of 288 cases of measles in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014. This is the largest number of measles cases in...

Flu: Are You At Risk?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that from the 1976-’77 season to the 2006-’07 flu season, flu-associated deaths ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. As we...

Healthy Habits For American Heart Month

Despite decades of medical research and public campaigns to ease the problem, heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States and throughout the Western world. One of the problems driving heart disease...

Checklist: Things To Do Before Your Next Check-Up

You’ve made the appointment to see your health care provider. You’ve reviewed the instructions on how to prepare for certain tests. You’ve done the usual paperwork. Done, right? Not quite. Getting check-ups is one of...

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Vaccines are available for all of the following vaccine-preventable diseases (unless otherwise noted): • Anthrax • Cervical Cancer (Human Papillomavirus) • Diphtheria • Hepatitis A • Hepatitis B • Haemophilus influenzae type b(Hib) • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) • Influenza (Flu) • Japanese encephalitis (JE) • Lyme disease...
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