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Today is National Don't Sit get Fit Day. Sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of death from virtually all health problems! #GetFitDontSit.
|Posted on 6 May, 2015 at 8:14||comments (13)|
Support and celebrate National Dont Sit Get Fit Day. Grab every chance to be active throughout the day.#GetFitDontSit!!! May 6, 2015, marks the launch of the American Diabetes Association’s inaugural National Get Fit Don't Sit Day
People spend an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes per day sitting at work each week and research suggests that it’s wreaking absolute havoc on our health and well-being. In fact, research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of death from virtually all health problems, prolonged sitting is also associated with a 91 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association recommends that everyone, including people with diabetes, limit the amount of time they spend sitting. Improve your health by getting up and move around for at least 90 mins daily, do it today.#GetFitDontSit!!!.
Making healthy lifestyle choices is an important way to manage, prevent and control diabetes. National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is a call to get up and get moving during the workday and a step that employees can take toward better health. Get active and stay active by doing things you enjoy, from dancing to gardening to playing tennis to walking with friends.
Balancing nutrition, exercise and proper blood glucose management techniques with the rest of your life's priorities mean anything is possible.
Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination Could Be a Game Changer. Twenty million people are affected by measles each year: Having a simple patch administered by minimally trained vaccinators could help increase vaccination coverage and achieve the goal o
|Posted on 30 April, 2015 at 10:12||comments (0)|
A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. It is designed to be administered by minimally trained workers and to simplify storage, distribution, and disposal compared with conventional vaccines.
The microneedle patch under development measures about a square centimeter and is administered with the press of a thumb. The underside of the patch is lined with 100 solid, conical microneedles made of polymer, sugar, and vaccine that are a fraction of a millimeter long. When the patch is applied, the microneedles press into the upper layers of the skin; they dissolve within a few minutes, releasing the vaccine. The patch can then be discarded.
“Each day, 400 children are killed by measles complications worldwide.
Twenty million people are affected by measles each year.
April is National Minority Health Month:take responsibility for your health and the health of your community: Support public and private initiatives that guarantee equal healthcare access and treatment, regardless of race, culture, or belief system.
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Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities.
Despite our country’s progress towards ending health disparities(differences in the quality of health care that are not due to access-related factors or clinical needs, preferences or appropriateness of interventions which systematically and negatively impact less advantaged groups),racial and ethnic minorities continue to face significant health disparities.
Minority health is about everyone:
Together through our collective efforts we can accelerate momentum towards achieving a nation free of disparities in health and health care. A society that has access and uses good quality health services is more likely to enjoy better health than one that doesn't
We urge the minority community to practice healthy behaviors, participate in health awareness activities and help someone else along the way to do the same.
Learn how the Affordable Care Act helps you and your family stay healthy:
Take responsibility for your health and the health of your community.
April 22 2015 is celebrated as World Earth Day,in order to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures.
|Posted on 22 April, 2015 at 22:51||comments (8)|
Every day of our life is Earth day therefore you should take good care of the earth on a daily basis Help save The natural assets of the EARTH.
Do some outdoor activities with your family such a:
Protect the Earth, protect your Home,protect your Food and Your Health will be protected.
CDC recommends that consumers do not eat any Blue Bell brand products, and that institutions and retailers do not serve or sell them.
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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.
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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
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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.
Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum.PILES: Ignoring piles can just pile on problems: As doctors say too many of us are embarrassed to seek help !.‘If you’ve got blood in your stools, get
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Piles are hemorrhoids that become inflamed.Hemorrhoids are masses, clumps, cushions of tissue in the anal canal - they are full of blood vessels, support tissue, muscle and elastic fibers.
Common symptoms of hemorrhoids may be a sign of other serious health problems.
Call your doctor if you have symptoms like these:
Both hemorrhoids and bowel cancer can cause rectal bleeding, any such bleeding should be investigated to rule out pre-cancerous polyps or bowel cancer. Colon or rectal cancer and other conditions have many of the same symptoms as hemorrhoids.
Piles can occur at any age, but are more common in older people. They affect both men and women. In fact, most people suffer from piles at some time, but usually they are nothing more than a temporary problem.
Piles can be of various sizes and may be internal (inside the anus) or external ones (outside the anus). Typically, internal piles occur from 2 to 4cm above the opening of the anus. External piles (perianal hematoma) occur on the outside edge of the anus. The internal ones are much more common.
Many experts believe that they are caused by continuous high pressure in the veins of the body, which occurs because humans stand upright. Sometimes they result from straining hard to pass faeces, which is more likely if you do not eat enough fibre, or lifting heavy weights.
The symptoms of piles can come and go. There are five main symptoms:
Regardless of the size or swelling of a hemorrhoid, no treatment is required if symptoms do not exist. Hemorrhoids are either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus, and often result from chronic (long term) straining to have a bowel movement.
Be sure to see your healthcare Provider, if:
Prevention is perhaps the most effective treatment for piles:
Though hemorrhoids are thought of as a minor health problem, you shouldn't let that notion keep you from getting them examined. The ultimate goal is hemorrhoid relief, and for many people, that means an office visit.