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|Posted on 25 November, 2018 at 14:49||comments (65)|
Positive Self-care is vitally important in keeping you at your best physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Make sure your medical providers are aware of any family risk factors so that there is a focus on health promotion and disease prevention that is specific to your heath care needs. What does that mean? For example, if the men in your family develop heart conditions in their late 40's and/or early 50's that cause death, that is something you should make your medical provider aware of so that the focus on lifestyle changes can include nutrition, stress management and monitoring of certain blood test.
|Posted on 4 March, 2016 at 19:50||comments (20)|
So laboratory confirmed flu is up by 55%. Keep watching for updates and contact me with any questions.
CDC recommends that consumers do not eat any Blue Bell brand products, and that institutions and retailers do not serve or sell them.
|Posted on 22 April, 2015 at 13:19||comments (7)|
On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily recalled all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and frozen snacks, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Blue Bell announced this recall after sampling conducted by the company revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015 and March 27, 2015 contained the bacteria.
· CDC recommends that consumers do not eat any Blue Bell brand products, and that institutions and retailers do not serve or sell them.
· Listeriosis is a life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium (germ) Listeria monocytogenes. People at high risk for listeriosis include pregnant women and their newborns, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.
· This is a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak investigation of listeriosis illnesses occurring over several years. Several strains ofListeria monocytogenes are involved in this outbreak. Information indicates that various Blue Bell brand products are the source of this outbreak.
· As of April 21, 2015, a total of ten people with listeriosis related to this outbreak have been confirmed from 4 states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). Three deaths were reported from Kansas.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month: GET SCREENED!!! People are dying of oral cancer everyday! Early discovery has many positive impacts, potentially longer life spans, easier treatment and greater chances of a cure.
|Posted on 19 April, 2015 at 9:14||comments (12)|
Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. Oral cancer begins in the mouth, also called the oral cavity. Common names for oral cancers include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer.
The death rate associated with oral and pharyngeal cancers remains particularly high due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development and many who do survive suffer long-term problems such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties eating and speaking. The earlier the cancer is detected, the easier the treatment and the greater the chance of a cure.
Primary risk factors for developing an oral or oropharyngeal cancer include:
While smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the highest increasing number of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to the connection to a HPV16 virus. Fortunately their is a readily available HPV16 vaccine which can be used to to protect our next generation. However, there is no vaccine for adults already exposed.
HPV16 Vaccine -This vaccine, given to young men and women ages 9 through 26, prevents pre-cancerous changes that may become cancer. HPV vaccination is currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all boys and girls ages 11 or 12, and for men and women ages 13 through 26 who have not already received the vaccine or have not completed booster shots.
Possible Oral cancer signs and symptoms includes:
Not having risk factors doesn't mean that you will not get cancer. If you think you may be at risk, you should discuss it with your doctor.
April 2015 is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. According to the Women’s Eye Health Task Force, risk factors for premature death due to heart disease or cancer are the same as those for blindness and vision impairment. These factors include
|Posted on 12 April, 2015 at 1:04||comments (0)|
Every woman, especially those who are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or diabetic, should make it a priority to get a comprehensive, dilated eye exam.
There are a number of health factors and differences between men and women that put women at greater risk of serious vision loss; two-thirds of Americans with vision impairment are women. However, through early detection and treatment vision loss can be lessened.
Regular dilated exams are essential to prevention, early detection of eye disease — and to keeping you and your eyes healthy. So in honor of Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, schedule a routine eye exam, if it’s been more than a year and encourage the women in your life to do the same also.
Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a very common condition in which nearby objects are visible but faraway objects are out of focus and difficult to see.
Farsightedness, or hyperopia,is a common vision impairment in which you are able to see things that are far away, but have trouble seeing things that are up close.
Risk factors for vision problems in women include:
The main Eye-related Health Risks Faced by Women include:
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, an appointment with an eye care professional should be made immediately:
An eye emergency is when chemicals or a foreign object gets in the eye, or an injury affects the eye area. Emergencies require immediate medical attention to help prevent permanent vision damage.
Eye injuries can be prevented by the use of protective eyewear at work, at home, at school and in sports. You should have your eye health evaluated annually. Recognizing vision problems early may prevent long-term complications and blindness.
Did you know That your bad breath might be because you are dehydrated? If untreated, severe dehydration may cause: Death Permanent brain damage Seizure.
|Posted on 6 April, 2015 at 12:01||comments (9)|
World Health Day is April 7, 2015: It is celebrated to remember the establishment of the World health Organization as well as draw the attention of people towards the major health issues in the world. The body needs water to function. Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount being taken in. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated.
Dehydration is a major health concern: keeping your body hydrated will help you live a longer healthier life.To keep your body well hydrated (even when you sweat a lot ) does not mean gulping down gallons of water in one go. That might only dilute your blood that has a fine mineral balance, which is risky. The key is wisely drinking fluids that contain some minerals lost in sweat.
Anyone may become dehydrated, but young children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk. While you can usually reverse mild to moderate dehydration by drinking more fluids, Severe dehydration needs immediate medical treatment. It can lead to complications. You can even die from severe dehydration because the blood stops circulating.
Two early signs of dehydration are thirst and dark coloured urine.
If you notice signs of dehydration and treat it quickly, you should recover completely.
You should also be aware that;
The best cure for dehydration is prevention.
World Health Day celebration focuses on increasing the life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits. Get involved become aware and share.
Abdominal pain may be minor and of no great significance, or it can reflect a major problem involving one of the organs in the abdomen.The characteristics of the pain -- location, timing, duration, etc. are important in diagnosing its cause. Persisting ab
|Posted on 27 March, 2015 at 12:46||comments (0)|
Abdominal pain (Pain in the belly) can be associated with a variety of conditions both within and outside of the abdomen. Abdominal pain can be acute and sudden in onset, or the pain can be chronic and longstanding.
The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes minor and serious abdominal problems start with the same symptoms. Pain that increases with movement or coughing and does not appear to be caused by strained muscles is more likely to be a symptom of a serious problem.
Severe abdominal pain is a greater cause for concern. If it starts suddenly and unexpectedly, it should be regarded as a medical emergency, especially if the pain is concentrated in a particular area.
Whether it's a mild stomach ache, sharp pain, or stomach cramps, abdominal pain can have numerous causes. Fortunately, most abdominal problems are minor, and home treatment is all that is needed. Some serious causes of sudden severe abdominal pain include:
Some of the more common causes include:
In order for your health care provider to assist you in managing your pain, it is helpful for you to be able to adequately describe your pain. If your abdominal pain lasts longer than 24 hours, or gets worse as time passes, call your doctor right away.
Food Allergy: It is extremely important for people who have true food allergies to identify them and prevent allergic reactions to food because these reactions can cause devastating illness and, in some cases, be fatal.
|Posted on 25 January, 2015 at 1:25||comments (7)|
Food Allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Most food-related symptoms occur within two hours of ingestion; often they start within minutes. In some very rare cases, the reaction may be delayed by four to six hours or even longer.
A food allergy can trigger a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Emergency treatment is critical for anaphylaxis. Untreated, anaphylaxis can cause a coma or even death.
If you are allergic to a particular food, for example, you may first experience itching in the mouth as you start to eat the food. After the food is digested in the stomach, abdominal symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or pain may start.
Not everyone who experiences symptoms after eating certain foods has a food allergy or needs to avoid that food entirely; for instance, some people experience an itchy mouth and throat after eating a raw or uncooked fruit or vegetable.
The most common food allergy signs and symptoms include:
Anaphylaxis--In some people, a food allergy can trigger a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.
This can cause life-threatening signs and symptoms, including:
Many food allergies are first diagnosed in young children, though they may also appear in older children and adults. Food allergy can strike children and adults alike. While many children outgrow a food allergy, it is also possible for adults to develop allergies to particular foods. Foods, mostly responsible for the majority of allergic reactions include:
To diagnose a food allergy a doctor must first determine if the patient is having an adverse reaction to specific foods. This assessment is made with the help of a detailed patient history, the patient's diet diary, or an elimination diet.
An allergist / immunologist, often referred to as an allergist, is a pediatrician or internist with at least two additional years of specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma, immune deficiencies and other immunologic diseases.
"Your feet shouldn’t hurt.". With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.
|Posted on 21 January, 2015 at 11:53||comments (3)|
Don't ignore foot problems, avoid serious foot problems that can lead to a toe, foot, or leg amputation?. Good foot care and regular foot checks should be an important part of your health care. Investing a bit of time and thought into caring for your feet now can prevent them causing you pain late.
Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.
That pain in the foot can be due to many causes, kick off your shoes at your next visit to the doctor, have your physician look over your feet.
Your foot health can be a clue to your overall health:-
Podiatrists provide preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankle and lower legs.
Proper care and treatment of your feet will relieve pain and help your feet to carry on the duties necessary to living a full and happy life:
You may want to see a podiatrist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts, scaling or peeling on the soles or any other foot-related problem.
Alcohol Poisoning Deaths:- Very high levels of alcohol in the body can shutdown critical areas of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature, resulting in death.
|Posted on 13 January, 2015 at 15:39||comments (20)|
Alcohol poisoning is caused by drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. According to CDC On average, 6 people died every day from alcohol poisoning in the US from 2010 to 2012.
Good health is not just the absence of disease, but involves healthy lifestyle, healthy mental attitude, and healthy ways of relating to others, Excessive drinking can be very dangerous to everyone's health!
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning include:
Make the best of 2015! Let it memorable! Focus on the things that will keep you healthy and happy. Invest in your gift of life, reduce your alcohol intake or replace it water or a non alcoholic beverage of your choice.
If Alcohol Overdose goes untreated the following could happen:
Seek medical help for a friend of family member who has had too much to drink. They may become angry or embarrassed if you call 911, but it's better to have them alive and angry than dead.