During flu and cold season, influenza viruses are circulating rapidly and at higher levels throughout the United States. “Flu season” in the U.S can potentially begin as early as October, and last as late as May.
This year’s annual flu shot will offer protection against H1N1 flu virus, in addition to two other influenza viruses that are expected to be in full transmission this flu season.
With the Halloween holiday just days away, kids of all ages are enjoying the festivities of trips to the pumpkin patch, costume contests, haunted houses, and pumpkin-carving fun.
Halloween may traditionally be viewed as a “kid’s holiday,” but our little ones and teenagers are not the only ones who look forward to this spooky, candy-filled holiday each year. As parents, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of Halloween as well.
Living with a Latex allergy is extremely dangerous; primarily because many people are unaware of its hovering existence. Most don’t realize that an overexposure to latex can cause critical, life-threatening symptoms and reactions.
Did you know that latex is actually found all around us? Chances are, you are eating it when dining at your favorite restaurants, and are handling it at work each day without even realizing…
How much do you really know about breast cancer? Common misconceptions surrounding the actual causes of breast cancer often lead to needless worry and can even hinder early prevention and treatment decisions for many women.
Understanding the myths vs. realities surrounding breast cancer is the first step towards recognizing your risks, the importance of early detection screenings, and if need be- various treatment options.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many often don't have a plan in place to detect the disease early on. Today, 1 in 8 women born in the United States will have a breast cancer diagnosis at some point.
The good news…there continues to be a high survival rate for those diagnosed if the cancer is found and treated in its earliest stages; increasing the importance of understanding individual risk factors and taking preventative measures.
The average age at diagnosis for prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years, and progressively increases as men age.
There remains no absolute prevention of prostate cancer, and some risk factors for developing the disease are uncontrollable such as family history/genetics, age, and ethnicity.
Research does suggest you may significantly reduce your risk factors by eating a healthy diet and getting adequate exercise. With this in mind, physicians recommend that if wanting to prevent or delay the onset of the disease, consider the following: