Coming Out To Your Doctor – Difficult & Private
Coming out to your doctor may be difficult, especially for if you are a teen. Often, a teenager comes out with a million thoughts running
through their head. Will my doctor accept me? Will my doctor help me? Does my doctor … READ MORE
Flu Season Today?
As of the end of December 2017, the flu season is officially moderately severe. The flu is widespread in 46 states. This is up from 36 states in the previous week. The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research reveals that flu hospitalization is about … READ MORE
Zika Virus | International Public Health Emergency
Zika Virus is a global health scare, especially for pregnant women. Due to the October 2015 cluster of 524 cases of newborns in Brazil diagnosed with microcephaly and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil, World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that it … READ MORE
What is Ebola?
Ebola is a virus that was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in Africa. Sporadic outbreaks have occurred in Africa since then. There are five (5) strains of Ebola that infect animals in Africa. Four of the strains infect humans.
What are the Signs … READ MORE
The 2012-2013 Flu season started & peaked earlier than it typically does with cases documented as early as September 2012 and peaking in December 2012. In addition, The past Flu season brought had a higher death rate for both seniors and children. 149 documented children’s death occurred due to Flu.
A new highly contagious strain of Norovirus is prevelant throughout the U.S. This new strain is so contagious that it accounted for 58% of all U.S. reported cases of gastroenteritis last month. It was first discovered in Sydney, Australia in March 2012.
This illness has symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal … READ MORE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a U.S. weekly surveillance report. As of last week, the rate of death due to flu with pneumonia reached a level above what is considered an epidemic threshold.
In addition, 9 out of 10 U.S. regions showed elevated levels of influenza-like … READ MORE
Chicken Pox Lollipops?
For many years, before the chicken pox vaccine was available, parents used to have “chicken pox parties.” The idea was to get it over with,as you knew it was only a matter of time before your children became infected with the chicken pox. Now, apparently, some
Only 37% of children between the ages 14 and 59 months have received the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13). This alarming statistic was released on November 4, 2011 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.