Category Archives: CDC

Effects of Lack of Sleep and Exercise on Teens

We as parents are used to being warned to watch out for the warning signs that our teens might be abusing drugs and alcohol as well as the negative effects these substances might have on their mental health.  A new … Continue reading

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Cyclospora Infection

The CDC is reporting that 285 people over 11 states have been infected by this stomach bug. FAQs from the CDC What is Cyclospora? Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite composed of one cell, too small to be seen without a microscope. This … Continue reading

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CDC Survey Results – E.Coli found in Public Pools

This story is all over the morning news shows, radio personalities have made it the highlight of their comedic skits, news blasts are all over the internet. The Los Angeles Times headline – “Ewwww — poop in pools more common than … Continue reading

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H7N9 Virus

Anytime a new illness/virus crops up there is understandable concern, but it’s important to   find out as many facts as possible before panic sets in.  There are reports that indicate that this strain of avian flu are crossing from … Continue reading

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February is Heart Health Month

There are no shortcuts on the path to a healthy heart, but there are steps that can be taken each day to guide you along the way. The CDC has put together “28 Days to a Healthier Heart.” Easy steps to … Continue reading

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World Aids Day 2012

For those of us who lived through the very harrowing early days  of the “AIDS Crisis”in 1981 it’s hard to believe that it’s now 2012 and there is still no cure.  Major strides have been made in terms of treatment, … Continue reading

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Post Thanksgiving Regret

Stuffing, turkey, mashed potato, buttered rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, sitting on the couch and napping afterwards, followed quickly by a series of heart stopping football games.  Does this sound familiar?  Have you decided that you are finally going to … Continue reading

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