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Flu Update – November

by Lori Sciame November 14th, 2011 | Diseases
Current information supplied by Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) contends that flu activity was low across the United States in the week ending October 29th. More specifically, the FluView Report provides the following update:

“No states reported widespread, regional or local influenza activity. Sporadic influenza activity was reported by 19 states (an increase from 18 states last week), the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Thirty-one states (a decrease from 32 states last week), Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported no influenza activity.”

Citizens need to know that even though there is little flu activity right now across the nation,
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Preventing Tooth Loss and Gum Disease

by Lori Sciame October 17th, 2011 | Diseases
There’s an aspect of health that many Americans ignore – dental health. Even though we need our teeth to chew, to speak, and to even convey emotion, scores of us ignore proper tooth and gum care, and hundreds of thousands of people skip dental check-ups altogether.

Do you understand the basics of dental care? See if you can pass the following quiz.

1. How often should you brush your teeth?
2. How often should you floss our teeth?
3. How often should you schedule a cleaning at a dental office?

Did you know the answers to these questions? If not, read on.

You should brush
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Four Warning Signs of Disease

by Lori Sciame September 19th, 2011 | Diseases
1.  Weight Issues

Each of us experiences weight loss and weight gain; however, if you begin losing weight for no reason, or you gain weight extremely rapidly, an illness could be the culprit. Consider these examples:

* Charles had always been healthy, but a few months ago he felt a new found vigor.  He started to lose weight without exercising more, and he couldn’t fall asleep.  Soon, however, he began to be troubled by vision problems; his eyes began to bulge.  After losing another 10 pounds, he decided to see a doctor…the diagnosis – hyperthyroidism.

* Sue noticed her pants seemed to
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Plan Now for Flu Season

by Lori Sciame August 22nd, 2011 | Diseases
As summer draws to a close, remember that fall brings unwelcome visitors - coughs, sniffles, aches, and fevers. Yes, flu season is just around the corner. Don’t be caught off guard this year; prepare now in order to be ready when this common illness surfaces again.

Get Vaccinated

Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) doesn’t know exactly which virus will be the main cause of seasonal influenza this year, they have a good idea which one will likely be the culprit. They recommend “…a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most
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Ethanol and Disease

by Lori Sciame July 25th, 2011 | Diseases
Can you guess the disease that can make you lose your job, your friends, your self-esteem, and even your family? Here’s a statistic that may help you figure it out. Currently in the United States, 17.6 million people suffer from a form of this disease.

Still don’t know? Well, the roots of the illness stem from the sustained consumption of liquids infused with this substance – ethanol. Simply put – those that suffer from this illness are addicted to drinking.

You probably have guessed by now, the answer is alcoholism.

Almost everyone has been touched in some way by this disease. Maybe
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