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Blue Bell Ice Cream Linked to 3 Listeriosis Deaths

Most commonly caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, listeriosis is a rare, but serious illness that can cause fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms in humans. However, infections can affect the nervous system, where symptoms can escalate to include meningitis, … Continue reading

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CDC Warns of New Deadly Tick Borne Bourbon Virus Found in Kansas

When ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi bite humans, the transferred bacterium can cause Lyme disease in people (They can also infect pets.). Symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, and fatigue and in severe cases, the infection can … Continue reading

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CDC Says One in Four Nonsmokers Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

The good news is those exposed to secondhand smoke from smokers has declined by more than half over the past decade, but the bad news is 25 percent of nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke despite the improvements. The … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak Linked to California Bidart Bros. Apple Supplier

Listeriosis, a bacterial infection often caused by ingesting food contaminated by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, is a serious condition with a mortality rate of approximately 20 percent. Its two most common clinical manifestations are sepsis and meningitis, and the disease … Continue reading

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CDC Recommending Antivirals As Flu Is Widespread Across Most of the US

The flu season has reached about the halfway point and it’s been a bad season thus far. The US is seeing widespread flu across most of the US, and making things worse is that this year’s vaccines aren’t very effective … Continue reading

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US Flu Epidemic in Full Swing

Winter is upon us and that means that flu season is also here. Getting the flu can hurt a family’s finances as parents have to miss work to recover themselves, or stay at home to take care of sick kids. … Continue reading

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National Influenza Vaccination Week – Get Your Shot!

‘Tis the season to ring in the flu! National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) runs from December 7 – 13th, 2014. According to recent studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year could be an abnormally high … Continue reading

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Those Smoking Fall to Lowest Level Ever

The proportion of U.S. adults that smoke cigarettes has hit an all-time low. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the findings of their recent survey of adults attempting to gauge the number of active smoking adults in … Continue reading

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Your Dirty Contact Lens Habits May Be Causing Your Eye Infections

If you wear contact lenses and have suffered from an eye infection, it turns out you’re probably not taking care of your lenses correctly. Bad habits such as sleeping with lenses, neglecting to clean and replace contact lens solution frequently, … Continue reading

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Eight Million Women Fail to Get Cervical Cancer Screenings

The new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately eight million women have not gotten screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is roughly 11 percent of the nation’s … Continue reading

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After Getting it Wrong, Google ReTools Online Flu-Tracking Tool

Google got it wrong. Though the internet giant had the right motive and great technology in its arsenal, that apparently was not enough. With the intention of helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accurately predict flu outbreaks, … Continue reading

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500 Sick, Four Dead and Suspected Paralysis Due to Enterovirus D68

Three children and one adult with enterovirus D68 have died thus far this year, with the most recent death being that of a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl last week. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and Rhode Island … Continue reading

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The Growth Rate of Type 2 Diabetes Finally Stabilizes in Americans

Americans have a lot of preventable diseases, with diabetes being one of them. After nearly twenty years of constant increase, the growth rate of type two diabetes has finally leveled off in American adults. This news comes from a study … Continue reading

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CDC Warns 9 Out of 10 Kids Consume Too Much Sodium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just released a concerning number. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, more than 90 percent of children ages 6 to 18 consume copious amounts of sodium, dangerously exceeding the … Continue reading

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Enterovirus Sends Hundreds of Kids to Hospitals: What Parents Need to Know

With hundreds of children all across the United States being hospitalized, scientists hypothesize that Enterovirus D68, known as EV-D68 is the culprit behind the outbreak. While Enteroviruses are common, the current one spreading across the US is not. The Center … Continue reading

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Rare Respiratory Virus Targets Children in Severe Outbreak Across US

Hospitals in Denver, Illinois and clusters of the Midwest have reported an outbreak of what health officials believe is a rare and serious respiratory illness. The virus, which is believed to have started in California, is said to be related … Continue reading

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Toxic Red Tide Algae Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

Florida waters can be a dangerous place, but probably not for the reasons you might think. It’s not sharks you need to worry about, but other things lurking in the waters. Last month, Florida warned visitors of a flesh eating … Continue reading

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Temperature a Huge Factor in over 2000 Weather Related Deaths Each Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a report this week on weather connected deaths, many of them due to temperature related conditions like heat stroke or hypothermia. This may come as a surprise to those who … Continue reading

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Teen HPV Cancer Vaccines: Why Are Parents Waiting Around?

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has reported some disturbing news this week about uptake rates of the vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It appears that even though the vaccine has been proven to prevent cancer and … Continue reading

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50% of Americans Have a Chronic Disease: CDC Reveals the Cost of Unhealthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded chronic diseases and conditions are among the most common, and preventable, of all health problems. As of 2012, these diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis affect … Continue reading

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