Most strokes are caused by a blood clot in the brain. Every minute counts when someone is having a stroke. The longer blood is cutoff to part of the brain, the greater the damage. Immediate treatment can save people’s lives and improve their chances for successful recovery. Following the onset of symptoms, there is a 4.5 hour window of time to use clot-busting drugs in an effort to restore blood supply to the affected part of the brain. If you think someone is having a stroke, call 9-1-1. The faster the stroke victim gets to the emergency room, the better the outcome.
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Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year ....Read more
Each 4th of July, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires and even death.
National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, but they don’t have to do it alone! Whether it’s your husband, partner, dad, brother, son, or friend you can help support the health and safety of the men in your life.
Set an Example with Healthy Habits
You can support the men in your life by having healthy habits yourself and by making healthy choices.
Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. They are a respiratory virus named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. We are currently aware of seven different types of human coronaviruses, four of which... read more
A third of US adults report that they get less than the recommended amount of 7 or more hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury, it is something people need for good health. Sleep-related difficulties affect many people, however, these disorders can be... read more
As joyous as Thanksgiving is, it’s also a special feast day for bacteria and virus, particularly for salmonella and norovirus – the poster children for holiday pain. Staying well can make the difference between a memory of magic or misery. Good hand hygiene can do more for protecting holiday health than an over-cooked turkey.
Consider fortifying your defenses during this five-day siege to follow the food and avoid the foodborne.
Did you know that nearly one-third of Americans ages 30-70 will experience bladder control symptoms at some point? Nearly 64% of those experiencing bladder control symptoms do not seek treatment! Estimates range that over 80% of patient with incontinence can have a decrease or cessation in symptoms with conservative treatments.
September is observed as Suicide Prevention month in the US and World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th. Suicide rates are the highest they have been in 30 years which makes suicide prevention more important than ever.
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: