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Jul

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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

Jun

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Strength Training Can Help Fight Bone Loss

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

According to a recent article in Harvard Health, people tend to lose bone mass at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. This can result in osteoporosis, with even simple activities such as bending over to tie a shoelace becoming a potential risk for a fracture. Unfortunately, at least in my networks, aerobic… Read More »

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

Jun

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World Health Organization Releases ICD-11

Posted by on June 26th, 2018 0 comments

The World Health Organization has released the newest version of the International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11.  The ICD tracks health trends and statistics globally.  The nearly 55,000 unique codes identify injuries, diseases, symptoms, and causes of death.  These codes are the common language that health care professionals use to share information worldwide. This new version… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data, EHR, Electronic Resources, Evaluation, General (all entries), Health History, Public Health, Resources

May

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NIH Starts Human Trials on Possible Ebola Treatment

Posted by on May 29th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Health has started human trials on a possible Ebola treatment.  Researchers have been working hard to find a cure for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the fatality rate for those who contract the disease averages nearly 50% Ebola first appeared in 1976 in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Clinical Trials, Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, General (all entries), NIH, Public Health, Research

May

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New Research Offers Hope for those who Suffer from COPD

Posted by on May 24th, 2018 0 comments

A new research study suggests that there is a possible treatment for COPD that would not only treat the disease but also some of its associated co-symptoms.  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has no cure.  There are two types of COPD:  chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Causes of COPD include exposure to air pollutants, respiratory infections… Read More »

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

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