• Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not that same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as aRead more
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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  • Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

    Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

    Getting enough sleep is important for people of all ages to stay in good health. People will often cut back on their sleep for work, for family demands, or even to watch a good show on television. But if not getting enough sleep is a regular part of your routine, you may be at anRead more
  • Viral Hepatitis – What Do You Need to Know

    Viral Hepatitis – What Do You Need to Know

    Viral Hepatitis Viral hepatitis is an infection that causes liver inflammation and damage. Inflammation is swelling that occurs when tissues of the body become injured or infected. Inflammation can damage organs. Researchers have discovered several different viruses that cause hepatitis, including hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. In the United States, the most commonRead more
  • Blood Clots and Travel: What You Need to Know

    Blood Clots and Travel: What You Need to Know

    More than 300 million people travel on long-distance flights (generally more than four hours) each year. Blood clots, also called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), can be a serious risk for some long-distance travelers. Most information about blood clots and long-distance travel comes from information that has been gathered about air travel. However, anyone traveling moreRead more
  • Jolly Holiday

    Jolly Holiday

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    Uterine cancer is one of the few cancers with increasing incidence and mortality in the United States, reflecting, in part, increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity since the 1980s. It is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed and the seventh most common cause of cancer death among U.S. women. What is uterine cancer?Read more
  • U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

    U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

    U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual observance that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. At leastRead more
  • FLU Season: Get Vaccinated

    FLU Season: Get Vaccinated

    While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity canRead more
  • Food Safety After a Hurricane and/or Flooding

    Food Safety After a Hurricane and/or Flooding

    In the aftermath of a hurricane and/or flooding, it is important for us to assess all food, food preparation areas, and equipment to decide what to keep or throw away. Hurricanes, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can contaminate the public water supply. Water in the hurricane-affected area may not be safeRead more