A cruise can be a fun, relaxing way to spend a vacation, but any vacation spent with the flu is no vacation at all. Since a large number of people can come into close contact with one another on cruise ships, respiratory viruses, including flu, have the potential to spread easily on cruises. While not uncommon, recent ...Read More »
From May through July, people get tick bites and tick-borne diseases more often than any other time of year in the United States, but many may not know they are at risk.Each year, nearly 30,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease are reported to CDC, but a recent national survey reported that nearly 20 percent of people in areas where Ly...Read More »
Every July 4th,Americans celebrate their independence. Commemorate this 4th of July by declaring freedom from nicotine addiction. Or encourage the smokers in your life to declare their freedom from cigarettes.
Cigarettes are designed for addiction. The design and contents of tobacco products make them addictive. They deliver more nicoti...
Summer is a great time for cookouts and picnics.However, it's important to
know that ready-to-eat hot dogs,lunch meats, and cold cuts may not be
safe for certain groups of people. These and certain other foods can be
contaminated with the bacteria Listeria, which causes listeriosis, a
serious disease that pri...
In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men report that they have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Sexual violence is a serious public health problem in the United States. Statistics underestimate the problem because many victims are afraid to tell the police, family, ...Read More »
Excessive alcohol consumption is known to cause about 79,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, but a new study released by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and the Lewin Group shows that it also has a huge impact on our wallets. The cost of excessive alcohol consumption in the U. S. reached $...Read More »
When plotting out our daily beauty routine, most of us will focus a majority of our efforts on the face. And rightfully so, because it is our face that is the first thing people notice when looking at us and judging our age and status in society. Meaning, if your face is worn and weathered, it may indicate that you have an outdoor profession o...Read More »
As winter hits and we find ourselves spending more hours indoors, there are certain changes we can make in our health and beauty routine to keep our skin in tip top shape. With plummeting temperatures and humidity levels, we all realize the increased need for additional moisturizers for our skin and lips. Most of us love the feel of a nice lon...Read More »
Every year, flu season occurs in the United States - but did you know that flu seasons can be different each year? Flu seasons can differ in timing, duration, or severity. This year, there is a new and very different influenza virus causing illness called 2009 H1N1 flu. CDC expects both 2009 H1N1 flu and seasonal flu to cause illness, hospital...Read More »
The death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has more than tripled in the past decade, according to an analysis in the CDC Vital Signs report released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This new finding shows that more than 40 people die every day from overdoses involving narcotic pain relievers like hydroc...Read More »