Posts Tagged ‘symptoms’

High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

Did you know nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure? High blood pressure will not go away without treatment such as lifestyle changes or physician prescribed medications. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow inside your blood vessels. Blood pressure measurement consists of two numbers. The first number is the pressure […]


What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Disease facts Spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected “Aedes” species mosquito Most common symptoms: fever rash joint pain conjunctivitis (red eyes) Illness is usually mild and vague; many do not seek treatment therefore never knowing that they were infected First discovered in 1947 in Uganda; additional cases in Asia and Pacific […]


The Facts About Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or spread airborne when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. The measles virus can remain infectious on surfaces and in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves an area. […]


Facts About Ebola Virus

Not having all of the facts regarding the Ebola Outbreak can be very scary. Knowing the symptoms and how it is spread can help eliminate some of those fears. Below are some basic facts from the CDC regarding Ebola. Ebola is NOT spread through Casual Contact Air Water Food grown or legally purchased in the […]


Skin Cancer

With summer here, thoughts of the sun, warm air, and vacationing at the beach come to mind. But, it is now also the time to start thinking about how you will protect yourself from the deadly rays of the sun! Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. It is estimated that over […]