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What is the Fear of Public Places?

Posted by on March 29th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

There are quite a few people who prefer to avoid public places because they dislike them but others are actually fearful of them. Approximately 1.3% of the U.S. population will at some point in their lives experience fear of public places so intense it can be classified as a phobia. A phobia is an out… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Electronic Resources

Mar

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The Future of Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

Posted by on March 27th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) is an arrhythmia caused by a problem with the hearts electric system. An arrhythmia occurs when either the speed or the rhythm of a heartbeat is not normal. Although there are 3 types of arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation is the most common. Currently, determining if someone is in atrial fibrillation is primarily done… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Research

Mar

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Can UTI’s be Treated Without Antibiotics?

Posted by on March 22nd, 2018 0 comments

A new study finds that urinary tract infections (UTI’s) might have more than one treatment option. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system.  The urinary system is comprised of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.  Most infections impact the bladder and urethra but more serious risks occur… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Research

Mar

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March 18th – 24th is National Poison Prevention Week

Posted by on March 20th, 2018 0 comments

This week is National Poison Prevention Week sponsored by The National Poison Prevention Council.  On September 26, 1961, the 87th United States Congress passed Public Law 87-319, a joint resolution, requesting that the President of the United States proclaim the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week.  On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy… Read More »

Posted in: Advocacy, Blog, Resources

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Bystanders Save Lives Using Defibrillator for Cardiac Arrest

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

Cardiac arrest is defined by MedlinePlus: “The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Community Engagement, NIH

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