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Aug

30

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CDC Releases New Data About HPV Vaccine

Posted by on August 30th, 2018 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data that shows more adolescents are up to date on the HPV vaccine.  Data comparing 2016 to 2017 show that the number of those who completed the series has increased by 5 percentage points. HPV, or human papillomaviruses, are a group of viruses spread by sexual… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, General (all entries), K-12, Public Health

Aug

14

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Increase in Tickborne Diseases Likely

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

The next time you spend time outside, you might want to check closely for ticks.  Officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) report an increase in the number of tickborne diseases. The most common tickborne illness is Lyme Disease, a bacterial infection resulting from a tick bite.  The Centers for Disease… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Community Engagement, General (all entries), NIH, Public Health, Rural Health

Aug

09

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Obesity and Influenza A

Posted by on August 9th, 2018 0 comments

At first glance, obesity and Influenza A seem to have no correlation.  A new study with multiple cohorts found that obesity prolongs the length influenza A stay in the body.  Participating institutions include: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Nicaraguan… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), NIH, Public Health, Research

Jul

31

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A glance back: the Framingham Heart Study

Posted by on July 31st, 2018 0 comments

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Framingham Heart Study. It is named for the town of Framingham, MA from which the original cohort (there are now six groups of participants) of 5,209 men and women were recruited. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), Health History, NIH, Public Health

Jul

10

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Battling the Summer Heat can Result in Health Issues

Posted by on July 10th, 2018 0 comments

It’s July and that means high temperatures and oppressive humidity for a good portion of our country.  The temperature can be uncomfortable, but it can also be downright risky to your health! Sweat is your body’s way of cooling itself but in high temperature with added humidity, sometimes this mechanism isn’t effective enough.  Illnesses related… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Public Health, Rural Health

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